The Heat and Humidity Are Here To Stay

0
2
This post was originally published on link to post

The ridge of high pressure will remain over the eastern Gulf of Mexico today. This will keep the southerly winds over Louisiana. The sea breeze will help set off a few showers and storms this afternoon with some heavy rain. It will be hot and humid with highs in the mid 90s and will feel like 100-105. Tonight will be partly cloudy and muggy with lows in the 70s north and 80s south. 

Some Saharan Dust will return over us on Wednesday and Thursday as the ridge of high pressure stays over eastern the Gulf. The dust will stick around through Thursday. This round of dust will not be as dense as last week, but it will make the sky the milky color again. It will help to reduce the chance for rain since there will be plenty of dry air aloft. We will be hazy, hot and humid with only a small chance for a few pop-up afternoon storms each day. High temperatures will be in the mid 90s and it will feel like the lower 100s. 

Our next decent chance for storms arrives on Friday as the dust clears and the ridge of high pressure moves west over Texas. Winds aloft will come out of the north and this will send a few disturbances over us. The first one arrives on Friday. It will set off scattered showers and storms with some downpours. High temperatures remain hot in the 90s. Rain totals will be around 1-2″.

Weekend Outlook: The area of high pressure will stay over Texas all weekend. We will continue to have some upper-level disturbances moves over us each day. They will set off scattered showers and storms with some heavy rain at times. It will stay hot and humid with highs in the lower 90s. 

Tropics: An area of low pressure is forecast to develop off the Carolinas today. It is forecast to move over the Gulf Stream and it has a low chance to develop later this week as it tracks northeast an away from the U.S. 

Elsewhere…the rest of the tropics are quiet. 

Round two of the Saharan Dust will move back over the Gulf South by Tuesday evening and stick around through Thursday. This round will not be as dense, but it will give us the hazy, milky sky again. It will dry out the air again, so the chance for rain will be low. Get ready to take some more beautiful sunrise/sunset photos! 

 RELATED: Track Rain on Southeast Louisiana Radar

► Get breaking news from your neighborhood delivered directly to you by downloading the new FREE WWL-TV News app now in the IOS App Store or Google Play.

‎Stay up-to-date with the latest news and weather in the New Orleans area on the all-new free WWL TV app. Our app features the latest breaking news that impacts you and your family, interactive weather and radar, and live video from our newscasts and local events. LOCAL & BREAKING NEWS * Receive r…

Detailed Forecast:

Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance for showers and storms. Highs: 94, feels like 100-105. Wind SW 5-10 mph.

Partly cloudy and muggy. Lows north: 76 and south: 80. Wind SW 3-7 mph.

WEDNESDAY:

Partly cloudy, hazy, hot and humid with a 20% chance for showers and storms. Highs: 94. Wind SW 5-10 mph.

Partly cloudy, hazy, hot and humid with a 20% chance for showers and storms. Lows north: 76 and south: 80. Highs: 94.

Mostly cloudy, hot and humid with a 40% chance for showers and storms. Some heavy rain. Lows north: 76 and south: 80. Highs: 91. 

Sun/Cloud mix, hot and humid with a 60% chance for showers and storms. Lows north: 75 and south: 79. Highs: 91.

Sun/cloud mix, hot and humid with a 60% chance for showers and storms. Lows north: 74 and south: 79. Highs: 90.

Sun/cloud mix, hot and humid with a 60% chance for showers and storms. Lows north: 74 and south: 79. Highs: 90.

► Stay in the know with Southeast Louisiana’s top stories to start your workday. Sign up for the 4 Things to Know email newsletter to get headlines delivered to your inbox. Click here to sign up!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here