NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - We are getting started on that long journey into summer around here with daily highs in the 90's and the hope of an afternoon storm to make it more muggy and sticky, but at least knock down the temperatures a few degrees. Afternoon highs reached into the low 90's in many locations with isolated to scattered afternoon storms Wednesday.
As we approach the weekend we see changing conditions. An area of low pressure moves out southern Arizona over Texas kicking more moisture our way and breaking down the high pressure in control of our weather. Rain coverage increases greatly Friday and Saturday. It appears we will have a stormy weekend with the rain hanging around into Sunday.
Next week will be drier, but with drier weather comes warmer temperatures. If the forecast holds we can expect the trend to turn to a possible heat wave developing by the end of next week.
It's also the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. We are already two storms in with post tropical storm Bonnie still spinning of the East coast. Remember to tune in Wednesday for our one-hour special "Weathering the Storm 2016" featuring the FOX 8 weather team and hosted by Chief Meteorologist David Bernard.