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Zack: The May heat wave continues

Highs will be 90 or above the next several days
Published: May. 15, 2022 at 6:09 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - So far, the month of May has yet to experience a below-normal temperature day. And that trend will continue over the next week.

More May heat is expected to finish off the weekend, as lots of sunshine makes it quite toasty by this afternoon. Highs will range from the upper 80s to near 90. There remains a chance for spotty storms, some of which can be on the strong side. Rain coverage today is expected to be around 30 percent.

If you missed out on the rain chances the past few days, Monday will be the last shot for some storms for a while. An afternoon/evening storm chance will linger into the new work week before we shut down the rain chances and bring up the heat. Tuesday onward sees highs jump into the low 90s, with feels-like readings likely to approach 100 at some point this week.

Now for the tropics: Yes, we are still two weeks away from the official start of hurricane season, but the social media storm already has begun. Yes, we are tracking within the models the possibility of a preseason storm forming in about a week or so near the Yucatan Peninsula. This happens nearly every season as of late, and typically the end result moves a storm onto the Pacific side of Mexico or it comes north and flies over Florida. We will be watching. The first name on the list is Alex.

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