Good afternoon on your Tuesday! The forecast for early August across New Orleans and southeast Louisiana is no longer extreme with dangerous heat as a result of intense storms earlier today to keep temperatures cooler in comparison on the month’s normal trends. Feels like conditions are now within upper 90s. Afternoon highs will reach the lower 90s, but overnight, over both sides of Lake Pontchartrain, expect 70s. When the sun peaks out fully, it is hot.
This afternoon and evening into much of the coming week, there’s the chance we see additional scattered rain chances! 40% or 50% chances remain the theme. Tomorrow, showers for brief relief are a little more isolated, near 30% of the area can expect rain. This is because a front already made its way through our region, bringing temperatures down and rain chances up. Humidity will be below average, too, as dewpoints remain in the 60s or low 70s.
Beyond this morning, most rain chances remain daytime heating driven throughout the hottest part of your afternoon after lunch.
Open waters currently stay quiet with minimal Gulf development potential into next week, so some great news there! This is due to Saharan Dust limiting development potential. We are just keeping an eye on one tropical wave off of Africa’s coast for formation potential.
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