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Near record highs Monday with another excessive heat warning for metro New Orleans

The sweltering weather continues with only a small chance for storms this week

⚠️ Southshore Metro New Orleans: Excessive Heat Warning from 10 AM to 8 PM

⚠️ Rest of SE Louisiana: Heat Advisory from 10 AM to 8 PM

An area of high pressure remains over us today. This will keep it very hot and very humid. It will be partly cloudy, but today we will have a little better chance for spotty showers and storms this afternoon and evening. They could be strong to severe with damaging winds, heavy rain and a ton of lightning. The Storm Prediction Center has placed part of SE Louisiana in a Marginal Risk (Level 1 of 5) for severe weather. 

High temperatures will climb into the upper 90s and it will feel like 110-115°+, so an Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for Metro New Orleans and part of the River Parishes. A Heat Advisory is in effect today for the rest of SE Louisiana! Please take it easy if you have to be outdoors and stay hydrated! Try to get any outdoor activities done by 10 AM. 

Tonight will be mostly clear and muggy with a stray shower. Lows will be in the 70s north and 80s south. 

More of the sweltering weather is expected Tuesdy and Wednesday as the ridge of high pressure remains over the area. It will be a little weaker, so we may not quiet get to record highs. There will still be a chance for rain and storms each day. High temperatures will be in the upper 90s and the heat index 110-115°. 

The weather pattern changes on Thursday and Friday as the ridge of high pressure moves well north of us, and easterly winds return. This will send a few tropical/easterly waves across the Gulf of Mexico and they will increase our chance for rain a little. Each day will still be hot and humid, but we will have spotty showers and storms. High temperatures will be in the mid 90s and the heat index will be in the 105-110° range.

Weekend Outlook: More heat with a daily chance for spotty showers and storms as the tropical waves move across the Gulf Coast. High temperatures will be in the lower to mid 90s with a heat index 105-110.

Eye on the Tropics: the tropics are quiet.

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Detailed Forecast:

***Excessive Heat Warning - Southshore - Today 10 AM until 8 PM - Heat Index 113-118°***

***Heat Advisory Today 10 AM until 8 PM - Rest of SE LA - Heat Index 108-113°***

TODAY:

Partly cloudy, very hot and humid with a 30% chance for showers and storms. Highs: 97, heat index 110-115. Wind W 5-10 mph.

TONIGHT:

Mostly clear, warm and muggy with a stray shower. Lows north: 79 and south: 82. Wind SW 3-7 mph.

TUESDAY:

Partly cloudy, very hot and humid with a 30% chance for showers and storms. Highs: 97, heat index 110-115. Wind W 5-10 mph.

WEDNESDAY:

Partly cloudy, very hot and humid with a 30% chance for showers and storms. Lows north: 79 and south: 82. Highs: 97.

THURSDAY:

Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 30% chance for showers and storms. Lows north: 78 and south: 81. Highs: 95.

FRIDAY:

Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 30% chance for showers and storms. Lows north: 77 and south: 87. Highs: 94.

SATURDAY:

Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance for showers and storms. Lows north: 76 and south: 80. Highs: 94.

SUNDAY:

Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 30% chance for showers and storms. Lows north: 76 and south: 80. Highs: 94.

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