Record highs again today before a cool down weekend


Record heat today before cooler temperatures and storms move in for the weekend.

WWL-TV's Dave Nussbaum says, "There could be a stray shower or two especially north of the lake.  Some stronger storms are possible in southern Mississippi where there is a Marginal Risk (Level 1 of 5) for severe weather today.  Some storms there could produce gusty winds and hail.  High temperatures will climb into the upper 80s. The record high is 88 set back in 1948 and we will at least tie that, if not break it. Find ways to stay cool.  Tonight will be mostly cloudy, warm and muggy with some patchy fog. Lows will be in the 70s."

Here is a look at the 7 Day Forecast for the New Orleans area: WWLTV #lawx

— Dave Nussbaum WWL-TV (@Dave_Nussbaum) April 8, 2020

Here is your detailed forecast:


Sun/cloud mix, breezy, hot and humid. Record Highs: 89 - record 88 (1948). Wind SW 8-15 mph.


Mostly cloudy and muggy. Lows north: 71 and south: 73. Wind SW/W 3-7 mph.


Mostly cloudy, very warm and humid with a 30% chance for showers. Highs: 87.


Mostly cloudy, breezy and cooler with a 50% chance for showers and storms. Lows north: 58 and south 63. Highs: 74. 


Mostly cloudy, breezy, warmer and more humid with a 70% chance for showers and storms. Some could be strong to severe late. Lows north: 56 and south: 63. Highs: 78.


A 60% chance for showers and storms - some could be strong to severe with heavy rain until noon. Then Mostly cloudy, breezy and warm. Lows north: 68 and south: 70. Highs: 83.