Warm weather and isolated thunderstorms expected this week in New Orleans


For Sunday, there is a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.

Wednesday will start off sunny in many spots, but some developing clouds will mix in with the bright skies at times late morning and afternoon.

Around 5:30 p.m., the National Weather Service reported severe thunderstorms near the Swan Falls Dam had created 60 miles per hour wind gusts and blowing dust, reducing visibility to near zero. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Wind: SE 5-10. Low: 62.

Courtesy NBC Washington
Courtesy NBC Washington

By Monday - the 3 of July - the front will have cleared the state and a northwesterly breeze will usher in a drier air mass and mostly sunny skies.

National Weather Service forecasters in Portland have issued a heat advisory for the mid-valley, running from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Next Sunday will see more clouds than sun with a few showers or storms possible. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

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Rain chances will drop to 20% over the weekend due to an upper level high pressure system coming in from the west and surface high pressure moving closer to our area from the east.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy, scattered showers and thunderstorms, low humidity. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

Sunny, with a high near 102.

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Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms. Chance of rain 50%. Temperatures in the higher Coast Range will be in the low 90s.

No major changes are expected into next week, so isolated rain chances will remain in the forecast.

Wednesday: Sunny with a high near 92. Wind: E 5-10. Low: 64. Dew points increase as well, sparking better chances for showers and thunderstorms to finish the week.

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Thursday: Sunny with highs into the upper 70's.