Hot day today, heat wave on its way!

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The forecast for New Orleans and southeast Louisiana is slightly cooler with heavy rain in many parts of the viewing area providing brief relief from heat earlier today.

Highs, themselves, reached mid to low 90s again but felt more like 100s during the hottest part of your Wednesday. Overnight, over both sides of Lake Pontchartrain, expect 70s.

Tomorrow to late week, we continue seeing heavy downpours allowing street flooding potential! 40% or 50% chances remain the theme. This weekend, high pressure will build over the area before pushing south, so temperatures are going to be scorching.

With this ridge pushing south, Grace will remain well below Louisiana as it tracks into the Gulf of Mexico towards Mexico, itself. The path is headed straight across the Gulf for Mexico for Mexico by this weekend.

Henri is now the season’s eighth named storm and has trended a bit more west. This may now impact the northern East Coast by Saturday and Sunday.

Join in for forecast updates and the latest track information on WGNO News 10PM.

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