The city is heating up with near-record temperatures expected today and throughout the weekend.
The high temperature is projected to reach 89 degrees, just shy of the record of 90 degrees set in 2018.
The heatwave is expected to continue into the upcoming workweek, accompanied by slightly higher chances of rain.
Currently, temperatures range from the 60s to the 70s, with a mild to warm start to the day.
There is a breeze along the coast, and the dew points indicate a muggy atmosphere.
These conditions are likely to persist throughout the day, with highs ranging from 86 to 92 degrees.
It will be mostly sunny, and there is only a 20% chance of rain, so many areas will remain dry but warm, primarily in the 80s.
However, some locations may reach the low 90s, and the heat index will make it feel like the 90s for most of the afternoon and evening.
Temperatures will gradually cool down in the evening, dropping into the 80s and eventually the lower 80s.
Overnight lows are expected to be in the 60s and 70s, resulting in a fairly mild start to tomorrow.
There may be some fog development near Homa and Galliano, especially in the morning hours.
As for Mother’s Day, rain chances increase slightly in the afternoon, so it is recommended to plan outdoor activities earlier in the day when the chances of rain are lower.
The heat will remain a concern, as temperatures are expected to rise above 90 degrees for tomorrow’s high.
Some areas, particularly the North Shore, could even reach the lower 90s.
Rain chances on Mother’s Day stand at around 30%, with showers and thunderstorms potentially developing in the afternoon and continuing into the evening.
The rain chances remain at 30% on Monday and Tuesday but increase to about 40% on Wednesday.
While the rain may provide temporary relief from the heat, some individuals might welcome a brief shower to cool down.
The forecast indicates highs in the low 90s for the upcoming days, so it’s crucial to stay prepared for the hot weather.