Chris Franklin - WWL-TV Meteorologist

If you like the hot and dry weather, then you'll love the next several days. As an extension of the Bermuda ridge builds into the area, hot and mostly dry weather will prevail. Unfortunately the moisture will continue to surge in from the Gulf keeping dew points high and heat index temperatures even higher. Expect many location to climb into the mid 90s with heat index values in the triple digits. The upper high will suppress any shower or storm development, but you can't rule out an isolated shower. The ridge does look to shift a bit east by the end of next week, possibly allowing for a better chance for showers.

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DETAILED FORECAST

FRIDAY NIGHT:
Mostly clear skies. Warm and muggy. Low: S 78, N 76. Winds: SW 5-10.

SATURDAY:
Plenty of sunshine, hot! Heat Index: 103-107° 10% rain chance. High: 93. Winds: SW 6-12.

SUNDAY:
Plenty of sunshine, hot! Heat Index: 104-108° 10% rain chance. Low: S 78, N 76. High: 94. Winds: SW 6-12.

MONDAY:
Plenty of sunshine, hot! Heat Index: 104-108° 10% rain chance. Low: S 78, N 76. High: 94.

TUESDAY:
Plenty of sunshine, hot! Heat Index: 104-108° 20% rain chance. Low: S 78, N 76. High: 94.

WEDNESDAY:
Partly cloudy, 20% chance for an isolated shower. Hot, Heat Index: 103-107°. Low: S 78, N 76. High: 93.

THURSDAY:
Partly cloudy, 20% chance for an isolated shower. Hot, Heat Index: 100-105°. Low: S 78, N 76. High: 92.

FRIDAY:
Partly cloudy, 20% chance for an isolated shower. Hot, Heat Index: 100-105°. Low: S 77, N 75. High: 92.