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Sunday PM Forecast: Nine Consecutive Days of 100+ Degree Temps, Some Relief Possible

9 months 2 weeks 6 days ago Sunday, August 06 2023 Aug 6, 2023 August 06, 2023 6:26 PM August 06, 2023 in Forecast Discussion
Source: WBRZ Weather

One more day of Excessive Heat Warnings and then but relief is on the way in the form of a weak cold front that will bring beneficial rains by mid-week.


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Tonight & Tomorrow: Sunday's official high, so far, is 101 degrees which did not break the standing record of 102 degrees set back in 1921. Overnight will be rough as temperatures struggle to dip to even 80 degrees; which now we have had 15 days at or above 80 degree low temperatures. Be smart when spending extended hours outdoors, hydrate properly and take plenty of breaks. Sunday marked the 9th consecutive day of 100 degree temperatures or greater; and that is the longest streak of consecutive 100 degree days in Baton Rouge history. Also we have experienced a total of eleven 100 degree days this year, and that is historic as well. Overnight will be rough as temperatures struggle to dip to even 80 degrees; which now we have had 15 days at or above 80 degree low temperatures.

An ***EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING*** is in effect from 11am until 7pm Monday for the entire WBRZ Viewing Area. Dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to 115 expected. Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.

Up Next: Record breaking heat will continue to be the story going into the beginning of the week. Highs are expected to be at or above 100 degrees through Monday. Feels like temperatures could be near 113 degrees each and every day. It will be hard to cool off at night with low temperatures staying in the 80s. Rain chances stay slim on Sunday but could start to slightly pick up on Monday. A significant pattern change will occur starting Tuesday with rain becoming much more likely and high temperatures finally cooling down a bit, but should still be well above average.   

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