NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - After a drop in temperatures and humidity behind a cold front that moved through Friday night into Saturday morning, the Easter weekend settled into some pretty pleasant weather for a while. Most of Sunday morning was nice with partly cloudy conditions and comfortable temperatures, but by the afternoon the skies were darker as an upper level disturbance moved across southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi triggering showers and a few heavy down pours. The north shore saw rain the earliest followed by the River Parishes and the New Orleans metro area. Most of the coast stayed fairly dry as the energy from the system took longer to influence the marine air. Rain will taper off through the overnight.
Heading into Monday we will see a warm front push north once again triggering isolated showers throughout the area. Otherwise expect partly cloudy conditions and warm temperatures with morning lows in the 60s and afternoon highs bouncing back into the low 80s. The rest of the week will remain mostly dry with rain chances picking up once again late Thursday into Friday. The system approaching next weekend may be strong enough to trigger some heavy thunderstorms. It's still a long way out, but we will keep an eye on its development in the Fox 8 Weather Center.
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- Meteorologist Nicondra Norwood