An Air Quality Alert is in place through tonight. “Code Orange” for Baton Rouge and surrounding areas – those with pre-existing respiratory illnesses, the elderly and very young children should limit their time outdoors through this evening. Moderate air quality on Thursday.

Tonight: Mainly clear and quiet. Some areas of patchy fog. Temperatures will dip down into the upper 60s. 

Thursday: Scattered storms return to the forecast – mainly during the late afternoon and evening hours, but first temperatures will climb into the lower 90s. There is a low-end risk for a few brief severe thunderstorms. Storms could produce gusty wind, torrential rain, small hail, and frequent lightning.

Friday: Scattered to numerous showers and storms during the afternoon and evening. Some storms may produce gusty wind, downpours, and lightning. For now, severe weather risk looks very low, but not zero. Highs near 90 degrees. 

Weekend: Scattered showers and storms on Saturday. Again, some storms may be on the strong side. Highs in the upper 80s on Saturday and 90s return on Sunday. Spotty rain on Sunday, but coverage shouldn’t be as high.  

Next Week: Sunny and hot weather all week long. Highs in the low and mid 90s.