NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - High pressure is back and that means less rain coverage for the next couple of days. We will still see a few pop up afternoon storms. Without the rain, mid 90's are likely for highs through Wednesday.
Thursday, we will see rain coverage increase once again as an upper level low passes north of the area and weakens the high a bit. Not expecting a major washout, but many folks could see rain during the afternoon. The high pressure should 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. Gaston is expected to remain over the open waters of the Central Atlantic and not bother us. However, we are watching a disturbance approaching the Leeward Islands. Hurricane hunters did not find a depression this afternoon but the system could develop further as it approaches the Bahamas by the end of the week. It's too early to say where the tropical disturbance will track but South Florida is monitoring it very closely. If it does develop and enter the Gulf of Mexico, it would be early next week.