NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Normally a stretch of afternoons in the 80s in August means cloudy skies and plenty of rain. That's typically the only way we can cool down this late in the summer.
Not often can you walk outside and it feels pleasant thanks to low humidity! We'll get another such day Friday and even Saturday, although highs will likely top out at 90 degrees to begin the weekend.
Muggies also make a return by Sunday and into next week.
Erika remains a tropical storm as it battles wind shear in the Caribbean. The latest track takes the storm more toward Florida, which is west of earlier tracks and does put more of the eastern Gulf in the margin of error.
Still, it doesn't appear to threaten the New Orleans area.
The latest forecasted strength keeps Erika a tropical storm through 5 days as it moves over Florida. Still, there is a possibility that the storm will dissipate due to shear and mountainous terrain over islands.