NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - No break from the heat as Louis Armstrong International Airport hit a record high for the date at 97 degrees tying the temperature for this date from 2000. The sinking air under high pressure prompted the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory that extends through Sunday evening. We did manage to squeeze out a few heavy thunderstorms that developed late in the afternoon. The most impressive rain moved through southern St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parish. We did see a small shower develop over the New Orleans metro area, but no major rain.
Sunday will be another hot one with highs in middle 90s once again. The upper high that has been controlling our weather over the last few days is sliding to the west and we will be more along the edge of the high giving us a better chance at rain as we head into the beginning of the week. Some of the disturbances that have been staying more to our east should push though taking rain coverage up to the 40% range for the middle of the week. Higher rain coverage should give us slightly less hot temperatures.
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- Meteorologist Nicondra Norwood
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