Well, we’ll be beginning to sound like broken records given consecutive blazing high temperatures each afternoon this week!
Today, we were just a single degree away from our standing one set July 12, 1980.
Earlier, New Orleans International Airport reached 98 degrees, and that same trend remains within our forecast for 24 more hours.
Based off of ridging high pressure, conditions stay excessively hot with afternoon heat indices in the 105-115 range through at least Thursday.
A Heat Advisory will become effective from 10AM-8PM.
Any brief relief will come alongside a Marginal Severe Weather risk Sunday through Monday when scattered thunderstorms develop, threatening heavy downpours, lightning, gusty winds, etc. Have ways you can receive watch information on hand.
Gulf of Mexico waters are quiet, too, as National Hurricane Center Meteorologists monitor no development chances these next five days while African dust returns.
Finishing outdoor exercise sooner than later will be best since temperatures skyrocket quickly.
Don’t forget also staying hydrated, especially when outside with any pets as asphalt heats up well beyond actual temperatures during summertime locally. Never ever leave them or children unattended inside vehicles.
Stay cool and stay safe!