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Zack: Plenty of heat this week with just a few storms

A Heat Advisory is in effect
Published: Jun. 13, 2022 at 5:11 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The heat keeps building as we progress through June and this week we’ll be adding to those heat levels.

Hot and humid is the weather story Monday -- and basically every day through this work week -- as storm chances have waned just a bit. This will allow for more sun and hotter high temperatures each afternoon, with middle 90s expected over the next several days. There is a Heat Advisory in effect for parts of the area, as feels-like readings will get close to 108 by the peak heating hours this afternoon.

Small rain chances remain in the forecast, as one or two “popcorn” downpours will fire up today and Tuesday. Better rain coverage is possible late in the week, as the ridge of hot, high pressure shifts to our north, allowing for a more favorable flow from the Gulf to get those daily downpours.

The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a disturbance near Central America in the Caribbean. This is part of the Central American Gyre, which is what produced Alex earlier this month. Typically in June, we see the Yucatan/Central America area as a hot spot to produce tropical systems, so it’s something to watch in the coming days.

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