Record breaking heat hits some locations today Louis Armstrong International Airport just missed the record of 99 set in 1951 with a high of 98 today, but Audubon came in at 100 a couple of degrees above the 98 set in 2002. Slidell also broke it's record of 98 for this date set back in 1980 which was one of our hottest years on record with a temperature of 99.
These very high temperatures combined with dew points in the 70s prompted the National Weather Service to issue Heat Advisories through out the area and extend the advisory through Monday. Heat indices for the afternoons are expected to stay between the 105 and 110 degree mark.
The Mississippi Gulf Coast and St. Tammany Parish were placed under an Excessive Heat Warning as highs in the upper 90s felt more like 112-117. Full precautions against the heat need to remain in place as high pressure does not look to let up too much.
Although most of the area will be closer to the edge of the high pressure and rain coverage is expected to be a little closer to normal in the 20 to 30 percent range, the rain is a bit late in the day to make any major impacts on temperature.