FIRST ALERT FORECAST: A hot afternoon with a few clouds around, dry and hot for Sunday

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: KPLC 7 News Nightcast - July 11, 2020

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - A hot afternoon as temperatures have risen into the lower 90′s as we have seen plenty of sunshine and a few clouds from time to time.

A warm overnight ahead with temperatures in the upper 70's
A warm overnight ahead with temperatures in the upper 70's (Source: KPLC)

The bigger story today has been the heat indices as we are feeling more like the triple digits across the region and for that reason we have a heat advisory in effect until 8 p.m. this evening for heat index values 108-111 this afternoon. If you are going to be outside doing anything make sure to have plenty of water or Gatorade nearby to help stay hydrated. It will be a perfect afternoon to hangout by the pool and take a swim to help cool off. Rain chances much like the last couple of days as they will be very low as high pressure continues to dominate the region. As we move overnight we can expect another warm one as temperatures slowly fall into the upper 70′s for Sunday morning before we warm things up once again. Highs for Sunday afternoon will be very similar to Saturday as we will be in the lower 90′s and heat indices will be back into the triple digits for the afternoon and we can expect that to continue as we head into the new week as well. That is why another heat advisory will be in effect from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m..

Temperatures remain warm into Sunday afternoon with little rain
Temperatures remain warm into Sunday afternoon with little rain (Source: KPLC)

High pressure will continue to stay in control as we head into the new week as rain chances will be very scarce through Wednesday. That means we will have plenty of sunshine around helping to keep temperatures in the lower 90′s and we really won’t be seeing any relief overnight as they remain muggy and in the upper 70′s for lows. We finally begin to see the high move far enough away as we head into Thursday and the end of the week, which will allow for afternoon storm chances to return. Temperatures though don’t come down any as lower 90′s is what we can expect through the next ten days.

Some rain chances into late next week
Some rain chances into late next week (Source: KPLC)

Afternoon storm chances will stick around as we head into next weekend as we see a few disturbances moving through the region. The good news remains the fact the tropics are remaining quiet and no development is expected over the next 5 days. For now make sure to drink plenty of fluids and stay hydrated. Have a great rest of the weekend!

Above average for everyone in the country
Above average for everyone in the country (Source: KPLC)

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