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Zack: Plenty of heat this week with near-record highs

Highs will reach 90 or above over the next few days
Published: May. 9, 2022 at 4:35 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The hot-and-dry pattern will carry on right into the new work week, but some changes should be on the way by week’s end.

We have been flirting with 90-degree temperatures for the past several days, but have yet to actually make it there. I think that’s set to change, as an extra bit of heat will build into the area from Texas through the middle of the week. This will keep us at 90 or above through at least Thursday. Wednesday likely will be the hottest day of this stretch, as our highs climb to 92, which would be a record for the date. Rain chances remain zero for now.

Storm chances finally make a return by Thursday, and those daily storms will carry on into next weekend. The good news is that increasing rain chances will reduce the heat levels. Considering we will still be near 90 and the flow will be from the north, some of these afternoon storms could be on the strong side. Then the best news of all: We might finally get a front in here late next weekend.

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