Intense heat on tap after one more day of some rain

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We've got a decent shot at showers and thunderstorms today, before we dry out and really heat up.

"The wet weather pattern continues for one more day before much drier air and oppressive heat arrives this weekend," WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum forecasts.  "More scattered storms with some heavy rain today."

High temperatures will be in the lower 90s. 

Tomorrow through the weekend looks much hotter with less rain around.

"Friday will be the transition day between the wet weather pattern and the hot weather we will see this weekend," Nussbaum explained. "The upper-level area of high pressure will start to build toward us, and that will reduce the chance for rain."

He says that will mean temperatures with the heat index dangerously high.

"Get ready for it to be a scorcher! High temperatures will soar into the mid to upper 90s. The heat index will be dangerously high around 110° each afternoon!"

Here is the detailed forecast:

TODAY:

Sun/cloud mix, hot and humid with a 50% chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some heavy rain possible. Highs around 92. Wind W/NW 5-10 mph.

TONIGHT:

Partly cloudy, mild and humid with a 20% chance for showers or thunderstorms. Lows around 78. Wind W/SW 3-5 mph.

FRIDAY:

Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 30% chance for spotty showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 95, heat index 103-108. Wind W 5-10 mph.

SATURDAY:

Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 10% chance for stray showers or thunderstorms. Lows around 79. Highs around 96, heat index 105-110.

SUNDAY:

Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 10% chance for stray showers or thunderstorms. Lows around 80. Highs around 96, heat index 105-110.

MONDAY:

Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 30% chance for spotty showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 80. Highs around 94, heat index 103-108.

TUESDAY:

Sun/cloud mix, hot and humid with a 40% chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 78. Highs around 92.

WEDNESDAY:

Mostly cloudy, hot and humid with a 50% chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 77. Highs around 91.

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