NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Hotter and drier conditions are heading our way this week thanks to a ridge of high pressure building from our west. A few pop-up storms can't be ruled out each day and these would likely include some lightning and brief heavy rain where they occur. Overall, though, we're expecting less rain than what we saw over the weekend which will lead to higher temperatures!
Highs will range from the low to mid 90's to start the week with heat index values climbing to the triple digits. Heat advisories may be necessary by the end of the week with highs projected to rise into the mid and upper 90's and humidity making it feel like the 105-110 degree range.
By the weekend, the heat bubble will break down allow for more storm coverage. That trend will continue into next week. It will also give us a break from the extra hot weather this week.
The Atlantic tropics remain quiet with no development expected in the next five days.