Zack: Heat advisories the next several days

Highs today will approach 100 degrees in spots
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 4:16 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The peak of the heat wave is upon us and the next several days into the upcoming weekend will feature record high temperatures.

Today starts the record temps as highs soar into the upper 90s. We will likely blow past our old record of 96 with highs expected to be between 97-100 later this afternoon. Unlike other heat waves, this one will feature “some” storm activity late each afternoon. Be on the lookout for any storm that does form as intense heating provides a lot of fuel for them to get strong. Rain coverage will only be around 20-30%.

Rinse and repeat is the weather story for the remainder of the week as the high heat lingers all the way into the weekend. At least one of these days through Saturday could feature a 100 degree day which hasn’t happened at the airport since 2016.

The heat wave is set to end on Sunday as much higher rain chances move into the forecast. This will take the heat down a notch and get us closer to normal for this time of year. Multiple days from Sunday on into next week will feature a good chance of storms and highs in the lower 90′s which sounds more typical of June.

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