NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - High pressure over the eastern half of the country kept us under blue sky and sunshine for most of the weekend. The high's eastward progression also turned winds more to the east allowing for slightly warmer temperatures and slightly higher surface dew points.
The moisture column is deepening from the upper levels as well with a large upper low to our west dragging moisture up across Mexico from the Pacific. The moist southern jet will increase cloud cover and create over running rain showers.
A surface low develops along the Texas coast tracking past us Tuesday and into the middle of the week keeping the rainy weather in play. Temperature wise we will be close to long term averages during the day with highs in the upper 60's and low 70's. Lows will begin to trend higher than average in the upper 50's and low 60's to start the week.