Enjoy a mild Saturday evening as passing showers taper off

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Clouds and scattered rain have helped with the heat today (Saturday). Temperatures will be in the upper 70s and low 80s this evening as most of the spotty showers come to an end. 

You may have noticed humidity is still here, but an east wind is providing some movement to the air. 

That persistent east wind is also pushing water up a little along east-facing coastlines and shores of the lake, so you may see tides running a foot or so higher than normal through midday Sunday. High tide is in the morning on Sunday around roughly 8 a.m., so that’s when it will be most noticeable. 

Sunday brings a return of high pressure, so it looks drier and hotter for any Saints viewing plans you might have, as well as Fried Chicken Fest and other things going on tomorrow.

Our 7 day forecast shows yet more of the same, as dominant high pressure allows for only stray showers and storms most days this week. Above average heat will continue as highs get close to 90 each day. The average high right now at the New Orleans airport is 86°.

Tropics

In the tropics, there are a few active areas but nothing coming at us right now.

Tropical Storm Jerry is weakening at the moment, but may still be a strong tropical storm or even hurricane when it gets close to Bermuda late Tuesday or Wednesday. 

Invest 99 outside the Caribbean Sea will get drawn to the northwest, and right now models keep it east of the US. 

One more wave about to come off of Africa has a high chance of development in five days. Its name would likely be Karen, and right now models keep it out at sea. We’ll watch it and will keep you updated.

Outside of the Atlantic, another interesting spot right now is in the Eastern Pacific off Mexico’s coast where there are two tropical storms. Tropical Storm Lorena near Baja California is weakening, but it will likely spread at least a couple of inches of rain to the US Southwest later this week, particularly in Arizona. South of Lorena is Tropical Storm Mario, but that one is weakening and may fizzle soon.

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DETAILED FORECAST:

SATURDAY NIGHT:
Evening rain ends, turning partly cloudy. Lows north around 70 and south around 75. Wind E 5-10 mph.

SUNDAY:
Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 10% chance for isolated showers and storms. Highs around 91. Wind E/SE 6-12 mph

SUNDAY NIGHT:
Mostly clear, mild and humid. Lows north around 70 and south around 75. Wind E 3-8 mph.

MONDAY:
Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 10% chance for isolated showers and storms. Lows north around 70 and south around 75. Highs around 91. Wind E 5-10 mph.

TUESDAY:
Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 10% chance for isolated storms. Lows around 75. Highs around 92.

WEDNESDAY:
Partly cloudy, hot and humid  with a 20% chance for isolated storms. Lows around 76. Highs around 93.

THURSDAY:
Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance for isolated showers and storms. Lows around 77. Highs around 91.

FRIDAY:
Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance for spotty showers and storms. Lows around 77. Highs around 90. Wind E 8-15 mph.

SATURDAY:
Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance for spotty showers and storms. Lows around 77. Highs around 90. Wind E 8-15 mph.

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