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Some relief from high temps coming this weekend

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

After a rare cold front pushed through the area Friday, we saw a very minor break in the stifling conditions we are dealing with across the area.

The high reached 97 Thursday and 99 on Wednesday, making Friday's high of 93 almost cool. That is especially true when you factor in the drier dew points.

While the front is well down to the coast we are still watching dry air filter south. Many locations on the north shore are showing dew points in the 60s. That makes a huge impact on the feel of the air.

Saturday will be similar to today with just a few isolated showers particularly closer to the coast. High pressure remains in control in the mid and upper levels so the atmosphere will still have to work hard to squeeze out the rain. A surface low developing to our east will also continue to help funnel in dry air and keep moisture away.

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