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Excessive Heat Warning issued for Friday

The dangerous heat looks like it will continue on Friday and into the weekend.

NEW ORLEANS — Excessive Heat Warning from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Friday. Heat index values will be 108-113°+. 

This dangerous heat is expected to last tomorrow and into the weekend. As we wrap up the work week, an Excessive Heat Warning will go into effect at 9 am on Friday. Extreme heat can cause heat illnesses so please make sure you're being extra careful tomorrow and this weekend. Many areas could feel like 113­° or higher. 

An upper-level ridge will be over the area this weekend keeping temperatures dangerously hot. A few spotty showers and storms are possible daily but most of the area will remain dry, 

Some relief is on the way beginning next week. An upper-level trough will bring a cold front to our area and initiate some needed rain. Widespread showers and isolated storms are likely Monday through Wednesday. Temperatures are expected to be back to normal in the lower 90s and the humidity values will be somewhat tolerable. 

Eye on the Tropics:

The tropics remains very quiet at the moment and long-range models are not hinting anything in the next 5 days. The water is hot but that factor is not enough to help with any tropical development. Dry, dusty air and a large area of high pressure centered over the Atlantic basin will keep things quiet for the next several days. 

Detailed Forecast:

FRIDAY:

Partly to mostly cloudy at times. 30% scattered showers and storms. Hot & humid. Low:  High: 99.

SATURDAY:

Partly to mostly cloudy at times. 40% scattered showers and storms. Hot & humid. Low: S 80, N 74. High: 97.

SUNDAY:

Partly to mostly cloudy at times. 40% scattered showers and storms. Hot & humid. Low: S 80, N 74. High: 96.

MONDAY:

Mostly cloudy. 60% scattered showers and storms. Hot & humid. Low: S 78, N 74. High: 91.

TUESDAY:

Mostly cloudy. 50% scattered showers and storms. Hot & humid. Low: S 78, N 74. High: 90.

WEDNESDAY:

Mostly cloudy. 40% scattered showers and storms. Hot & humid. Low: S 78, N 74. High: 90.

THURSDAY:

Mostly cloudy. 40% scattered showers and storms. Hot & humid. Low: S 78, N 74. High: 89.

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