Less humid, record high heat for Wednesday

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Less humid but record high heat is the order for this week.

WWL-TV’s Dave Nussbaum, “The trough of low pressure is over the eastern U.S. and a weak front remains over SE Louisiana today. We will have plenty of sunshine, a little less humid air and some coastal showers and storms. There is a cluster of storms over Oklahoma this morning and the will move SE into Louisiana later this afternoon. New Orleans and north will stay dry. The slightly drier air will help us to heat up into the mid to upper with the heat index 100-105. Tonight will be mostly clear and a little muggy with lows north in the lower 70s and south in the mid-70s.”

Here is a look at the 7 Day Forecast for the New Orleans area: WWLTV #lawx pic.twitter.com/PV96NaCfjY

— Dave Nussbaum (@Dave_Nussbaum) August 5, 2020

Here is your extended forecast:

TODAY: Plenty of sun, hot and not as humid with a 20% chance for a coastal shower or storm. Highs: 96, heat index 100-105. Wind N 5-10 mph.

TONIGHT: Mostly clear and not too muggy. Lows north: 70 and south: 77. Wind NE 0-5 mph.

THURSDAY: More sunshine, hot and a little less humid. Highs: 96. Wind NE/E 5-10 mph.

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy, hot and more humid with a 10% chance for showers and storms. Lows north: 70 and south: 77. Highs: 96.

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance for showers and storms. Lows north: 72 and south: 77. Highs: 95.

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 30% chance for showers and storms. Lows north: 74 and south: 79. Highs: 94.

MONDAY: Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 40% chance for showers and storms. Lows north: 75 and south: 80. Highs: 93.

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 40% chance for showers and storms. Lows north: 75 and south: 80. Highs: 93.