NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - It's been a very dry stretch and we will continue to see dry conditions for at least another day. The weak cool front that brought in drier air and slightly cooler temperatures this weekend is perpetuating the dryness prompting the Louisiana State Fire Marshall and Department of Agriculture to institute a ban on burning without a permit for most of the state. The dry air is making for a great weekend with quite a bit of sun and a few fair weather clouds.
Rain actually returns to the forecast as the work week begins. A storm system coming out of the western United States will give us the best chance for rain in well over a month. Monday humidity will increase along with clouds. Expect a few showers Monday, but the real chance for significant rain comes on Tuesday.
These storms are tricky because they are very hard to time. Right rain chances look pretty good between Tuesday and Thursday. Drier air moves back into the area by next weekend.