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Heat Wave in Central U.S.

Dangerous heat will continue in the Nation's mid-section on Tuesday. Combined with high humidity, this will lead to Heat Index temperatures ranging from 100 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit across parts of the Plains and mid-South. Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect. If you must be outside, slow down and drink plenty of water.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

New Orleans, New Orleans International Airport (KMSY)

Lat: 29.99°NLon: 90.25°WElev: 3ft.

Partly Cloudy

79°F

26°C

Humidity 85%
Wind Speed NW 3 mph
Barometer 29.96 in (1014.7 mb)
Dewpoint 74°F (23°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index83°F (28°C)
Last update 28 Jul 4:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NW Metairie LA

  • Today

    Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 7am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the morning.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 94 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 78 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 105. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 94 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 80. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 80 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy and hot, with a high near 95. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 95 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 81.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 81 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 93.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 93 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 80.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 80 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 93.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 93 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the morning.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 78. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 105. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 80. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy and hot, with a high near 95. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 81.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 93.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 80.
Saturday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 93.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 80.
Sunday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 95.
Sunday Night
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 80.
Monday
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles NW Metairie LA
 30.02°N 90.22°W
5:18 am CDT Jul 28, 2015
5am CDT Jul 28, 2015-6pm CDT Aug 3, 2015
 
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