More oppressive heat, but a little relief coming

Heat advisory until 8:00pm

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Intense heat and humidity stay with us as we start another week.

"More hot weather is on tap today, but we will see some relief from it this afternoon," according to WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum. "We will see spotty showers and storms later today."

He says some of the storms could be strong to severe where they do develop.

"The main threat from the storms will be damaging winds, but we also could see some hail and a few tornadoes. The risk is low for severe weather, and most of you may not see any storms today."

He says where it doesn't rain high temperatures will climb into the mid 90s. 

"The heat index will be 108-112°."

A heat advisory is in place for much of Southeast Louisiana from 10:00am to 8:00pm.

"Tuesday through Thursday will have some pretty quiet weather as the front washes out over us. We will see plenty of sunshine each day. We could see a little break in the humidity as the front draws down some drier air over us. It will still be hot with highs in the lower to mid 90s."

Here is Nussbaum's detailed forecast...

TODAY:

Sun/cloud mix, hot and humid with a 30% chance for spotty showers and thunderstorms. A few strong to severe storms possible. Highs around 94, feeling like 108-112+. Wind W/NW 8-15 mph.

TONIGHT:

Partly cloudy and mild with a 10% chance for a shower. Lows around 79. Wind N 5-10 mph.

TUESDAY:

Mostly sunny, hot and a little less humid with a 10% chance for stray showers. Highs around 93, feeling like 95-105.

WEDNESDAY:

Mostly clear, hot and a little less humid with a 10% chance for stray showers. Lows around 78. Highs around 93, feeling like 95-105.

THURSDAY:

Mostly clear, hot and a little less humid with a 10% chance for stray showers. Lows around 77. Highs around 94, feeling like 95-105.

FRIDAY:

Partly cloudy, hot and a little more humid with a 20% chance for isolated showers or thunderstorms. Lows around 78. Highs around 94, feeling like 100-105.

SATURDAY:

Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 30% chance for spotty showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 78. Highs around 93, feeling like 100-105.

SUNDAY:

Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 30% chance for spotty showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 78. Highs around 92, feeling like 100-105.

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