The forecast for New Orleans and southeast Louisiana is stifling and will be all day Sunday.
Highs, themselves, will reach upper 90s again but feel more like 100s during the hottest part of your day Sunday. An Excessive Heat Warning was issued Saturday, which means index values neared 113+ in many spots. A Heat Advisory was issued, as well, until 5PM. Overnight, over both sides of Lake Pontchartrain, expect 70s.
Tomorrow to late weekend, we continue seeing little rain for brief relief from heat! 20% or 30% chances remain the theme.
This weekend, high pressure remains over the area before pushing south, so temperatures are scorching. Anticipate a heat advisory once more Sunday with criteria meeting heat index values between 105 and 110+ degrees. This will be in effect from 9AM until 7PM.
Henri is the season’s eighth named storm and will impact the East Coast by Sunday. We are watching the tropics closely during peak hurricane season.
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