Temperatures reaching the low 80s Thursday (Feb. 15) could break February’s previous record highs, according to our news partners at WVUE Fox 8.
WVUE Chief Meteorologist David Bernard reported that, so far, February has seen much higher temperatures than normal. Aside from two days, every day this month has been above the average 65 degree high for February
The only day this month with temperatures falling below average was Monday, when the high was 58 degrees.
Highs on both Thursday and Friday are expected to be 82 degrees, Bernard reported, which would challenge the existing records for those days.
These high temperatures are making dense fog a concern over the next few nights, according to National Weather Service, which also expects to see the return of afternoon showers by the beginning of the weekend.
Abnormally warm temperatures will continue for the next several days. Expect afternoon highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s, with isolated to scattered showers returning to the area Friday. pic.twitter.com/JFAmR9vqQ7
— NWS New Orleans (@NWSNewOrleans) February 15, 2018