NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A tropical air mass has replaced the record heat we saw earlier this week. All of this atmospheric moisture means there will be a good chance for showers and storms over the weekend, but there will be dry periods as well.
Bigger changes come next week as a strong disturbance moves into the area from the Florida Panhandle. This will increase rain chances into the likely category. Heavy downpours and localized flooding may be possible. This is something we will need to monitor beginning on Monday.
Rain chances will decrease some by late week as the disturbance moves further away but there will still be plenty of moisture for daily showers and storms. Temperatures will be cooler with highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s.
Overall the Atlantic tropics remain quiet with no development expected in the next 5 days.