NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - After another couple of days with widespread heavy down pours we may finally see a bit of a break in the upcoming week. Sunday remained fairly wet with several areas of energy moving across the area along a stalled cold front just to our north and west. As the evening moves on we will see a decrease in coverage with rain ending by late night.
High pressure builds back across the region by late Monday decreasing coverage. We won't be completely dry, but with rain coverage at 30-40 percent we will be well below seasonal averages for shower activity. By Thursday we may see another up tick in rain coverage as an upper level low moves to our north and weakens. High pressure will quickly return giving us another breather from showers for the end of the week.
The tropics are busy right on cue as we approach the traditional peak of hurricane season. Fiona is still a tropical storm moving out over the open Atlantic and expected to dissipate. Two other tropical waves bear close watching with one in the middle of the Atlantic that the Hurricane Center places at 60% chance for development over the next 5 days and the other just emerging from the African coast. Hurricane Center forecasters are fairly certain this wave will become a storm with 90% chance for development in the next 5 days.