More heat with a few showers today

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WWL-TV Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum

More muggy weather this morning with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the 70s on both sides of the lake.

Expect the hot and humid weather to persist today. We will see a few showers and thunderstorms developing with the heating of the day as a weak cold front sits over us. A few downpours are possible with any storm. High temperatures will be in the lower to mid 90s again with the heat index in the upper 90s. Tonight will stay muggy with partly cloudy skies and lows in the 70s. 

Weekend Forecast: The cold front will dissipate over us on Saturday, but it will have enough energy to set off isolated showers and a few storms. Otherwise, it will be partly cloudy, hot and humid with high temperatures in the lower to mid 90s. It will feel like the upper 90s to around 100°.  Sunday will turn hotter as an upper-level ridge of high pressure builds over us.  This will make it mostly sunny and I can’t rule out a shower or two, but most of you will be dry. High temperatures will climb into the mid 90s. 

Next Week Outlook: The upper-level ridge of high pressure will move over us from Texas. This will keep us mostly sunny and hot! High temperatures will be in the mid 90s and it will feel like 100°! The ridge will move east of Louisiana on Wednesday, but it stays hot with highs in the lower 90s. We will start to see the chance for rain increase on Thursday and especially Friday. Temperatures will be only around 90° due to the rain.

Mississippi River: It now looks like the higher river levels will be delayed by a few days near Morganza, so they will not open the Spillway until June 6th. The crest on the Arkansas River is the reason for the delay.  

Tropical Update: The hurricane season starts tomorrow, June 1st. Fortunately, I do not see any systems developing in the next 5 days. 

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DETAILED FORECAST:

FRIDAY:
Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance for isolated showers or thunderstorms. Highs around 93 feeling like mid to upper 90s. Wind N 5-10 mph.

TONIGHT:
Partly cloudy, mild and muggy. Lows around 77. Wind W 3-5 mph.

SATURDAY:
Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance for isolated showers or thunderstorms. Highs around 94 feeling like upper 90s.

SUNDAY:
Mostly sunny, hotter and humid. Lows around 77. Highs around 94 feeling like upper 90s.

MONDAY:
Mostly sunny, hot and humid. Lows around 77. Highs around 95 feeling like 95 to 100.

TUESDAY:
Mostly sunny, hot and humid. Lows around 77. Highs around 94 feeling like 95 to 100..

WEDNESDAY:
Partly cloudy, hot and humid. Lows around 76. Highs around 92 feeling like upper 90s.

THURSDAY:
Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance for isolated showers or storms. Lows around 76. Highs around 91.

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