NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Historically, the last week in July and the first 10 days of August are the hottest days of the year.
We have flirted with record heat but are coming up just a few degrees short. Still, the daily heat index tops 105+ for many hours, requiring us to pay attention and use common sense regarding heat precautions.
We will see little change for the next several days unless we can get some tropical moisture in from the Gulf. There is an elongated area of low pressure that stretches from the central Gulf back NE to off the Georgia coast. Strong upper winds will make any development very slow. Plus, we have a blocking upper high over us that is steering most of the moisture well off our coast.
That upper high may shift by the end of this week.