A Heat Advisory is in effect for the FOX 8 viewing area again today from 10 AM to 8 PM. The heat index could reach up to 112 degrees at times. A few storms will pop up this afternoon, briefly relieving the brutal heat for some.
A very strong area of hot high pressure over the Desert Southwest will spread across Texas and Louisiana through the end of the week and this weekend. Rain chances will be near zero and temperatures will soar well into the 90s. The heat index will make it feel like 105 or hotter at times.
Fewer storms are expected today as hot high pressure builds into the area. Spotty storms will be mostly north of Lake Pontchartrain this afternoon.Very little rain is expected for the rest of the week.
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the FOX 8 Viewing area through 7 PM.Similar to the past few days, a few heavy downpours could lead to localized flooding. Highs will reach the mid to upper 80s depending on who sees the rain and when.
More widespread storms are expected to start the work week. With deep moisture in place, high rain rates could lead to localized flooding. This will be the pattern through Wednesday, though storms may not be as widespread by mid-week.
Rounds of showers and storms are likely through the holiday weekend. There will be dry periods, but the concern is that the deep tropical moisture across the Gulf Coast will allow for heavy downpours at times.
We’ll stay extra hot today outside of a few afternoon storms. Models are picking up on a piece of energy that may send some storms our way tonight as well. Increasing storms are expected Friday as deeper moisture moves into the area.
Hot and mostly sunny conditions are on tap through Thursday with only a few stray afternoon storms. A heat advisory is in effect for the entire FOX 8 viewing area through 7 PM. This means it could feel like 108°+ at times. Drink plenty of water and take frequent breaks from the outdoors.
Typical summer heat is expected this week as high climb into the low to mid 90s each afternoon. The heat index could get as high as 105 during the afternoon. Only spotty storms are expected through Thursday.
Saharan dust will stick around into the first part of the weekend. This will lead to hazy skies and slightly reduced air quality. Those who have pre-existing lung conditions should avoid prolonged time outdoors. Spotty storms are also possible with highs near 90.
A flash flood watch is in effect for the entire FOX 8 viewing area. Scattered storms are expected in the afternoon, and due to heavy rainfall over the past several days, localized flooding is a threat. Drier air will build in on Friday along with the Saharan dust layer.
More showers and storms are likely today and Wednesday. Some of the rain will be heavy at times which could lead to some flooding spots particularly with streets. An isolated severe storm producing strong winds and lots of lightning is also not out of the question.
We’ll finish off the weekend with more hot and sunny conditions. Highs will top out in the low 90s for Father’s Day with a bit more humidity. The increase in the muggies will also allow for a few spotty storms during the afternoon.
The hot, sunny, dry pattern continues for a couple more days before a more typical summer pattern arrives next week. Highs will reach the low 90s today through Sunday with little, if any, rain. The humidity won’t be brutal and mornings will be considered pleasant by June standards.
We’ll finish out the week with more of the same- hot and sunny with high temperatures reaching the low 90s this afternoon. Dry air aloft will limit rain potential, but one or two showers are possible especially near the coast.
Expect slightly more noticeable humidity around today with highs topping out in the low 90s. A stray storm or two is possible this afternoon, but another push of dry air arrives Monday! Yet another shot of dry air will arrive Wednesday keeping rain out of the forecast for the next week.
A nice weekend is on tap with mostly dry and sunny skies in the forecast. The humidity will increase a little bit, but it won’t be nearly as brutal as earlier this week. That leads to comfortable mornings with lows in the 60s north of the lake and 70s south.
Dry skies and sunshine are on tap to finish out the week. Humidity will be unusually low for this time of year and temperatures will top out in upper 80s. Morning lows will feel pleasant with mid 60s away from the Lake and mid 70s for those near the water.
A rare June cold front will cross the area today. Expect scattered showers and storms today alongside more warm & humid conditions ahead of the front. Then, sunny and breezy conditions will move in and stick around for a while.
Expect hot and muggy conditions today and Wednesday with “feels like” temperatures reaching around 100 degrees during the afternoon. Actual highs will reach near 90. Some storms are expected as we await a rare June cold front arrives Wednesday afternoon.
As the broad circulation of Cristobal continues to push northward, bands of heavy rainfall and gusty southerly winds will still be possible. Many locations along the Louisiana and Mississippi coast will see elevated water levels throughout the day as a result.