First full week of July averaging a high of 96! July on par to set heat records

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) –  For the first full week of July, New Orleans average high temperature is 96.3º,  that’s more than 5.6º degrees above the monthly average high. 94º is the lowest high temperature, which has been met twice, while four days have reached 97º and one 98º day.  We have had three Heat Advisories this week, and possibly another on Friday.

We have had four Heat Advisories this week, including one on Friday.

New Orleans is 1 inch below where we should be for rainfall for the first week of the month, but that will likely change as the month progresses. June ended in New Orleans with an average high of 92º and reached 100º for the first time this year on June 26.