Chance of severe storms, dangerous heat in south Louisiana forecast this weekend _lowres

Graphic courtesy of the National Weather Service


Temperatures in the mid-90s, heat indexes as high as 107 and a chance of severe weather are part of this weekend's weather forecast in south Louisiana.

The chance of rain is minimal -- 20 percent on Friday and Saturday then 30 percent on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. But if rain does develop, the NWS said "a few of these could pulse to strong or severe levels with strong damaging winds."

Otherwise, stress from the heat might approach dangerous levels each afternoon, the NWS warned. Heat indexes will range from 102-107 degrees in the afternoons.

You might remember a year ago Friday, Baton Rouge set a record low at 62 degrees...