Scorching heat set new records for New Orleans and Baton Rouge on Monday (Aug. 10), and the National Weather Service issued a new heat advisory until 7 p.m. Tuesday for southeastern Louisiana and southwestern Mississippi, except coastal locations.

New Orleans, Baton Rouge and the north shore are all in the advisory area.

On Monday, record high temperatures were posted for that date across the region, including 103 degrees at Baton Rouge, breaking the 1962 record of 102; and 98 degrees at New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport, breaking the 2011 record of 97.


Source: Mark Schleifstein, / The Times-Picayune