NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - We had a spectacular weekend and Monday really hasn't been too bad either with plenty of sunshine for most of the day and just a few puffy white clouds around. The big differences are temperatures and humidity. This afternoon most locations topped out close to the 80 degree mark a good five to six degrees above the long term averages. You could feel the increased humidity especially evident after the comfortably dry weekend we just had. Southeasterly flow will continue to pump in the moisture through most of the week.
There was a slight chance for a shower in today's forecast as a front pushed south across Mississippi and Alabama. Fortunately for us the forcing was a bit divorced from the western end of the system and we ended up seeing the back end of the system stalling well to the north.
An upper level disturbance moving out of the Baja Peninsula and across Mexico will approach us by the middle of the week. The system will weaken as it approaches, but with plenty of moisture remaining in the area the upper level disturbance will likely trigger some rain late Wednesday into Thursday.
Another wave of energy moves in for late in the week. Most of Good Friday looks dry with the best chance for rain late in the overnight hours into Saturday morning. If this timing works out we could end up with a mostly nice Easter weekend. We will continue to monitor the forecast and you can too with our Fox 8 Weather App. Download it on all your mobile devices to get hour by hour forecasts and interactive radar at your fingertips.
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- Meteorologist Nicondra Norwood
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