Zack: The heat is on the next few days

Highs will soar into the middle 90s for most of the rest of the week
Published: Jun. 7, 2022 at 4:36 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - It’s the first real heat wave of summer over the next few days, as high temperatures soar and rain chances remain low.

It starts Tuesday, as highs begin to respond to our lack of cloud cover and rain. We will see a few middle-90s on the board, but most areas probably top out around 92-93. Feels-like readings will be hot but not unbearable, as we should see our first 100-degree heat index value by this afternoon.

Little change is expected over the next few days, as highs continue to inch upward. Middle-90s are likely through the end of the week. But we will see a return of some storm chances by late Thursday afternoon. That’s something we will have to watch, as intense heating with late-day storms usually yields stronger thunderstorms.

Once we make it to the weekend, the heat levels should come down a bit with some storm chances to contend with. The possible storm coverage will be fine-tuned in the forecast as we get closer.

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