NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - With the dry weather continuing it's easy to see why most of the state is under a burn ban, but some relief is showing up in the near future. The weak cool front that brought in drier air and slightly cooler temperatures this weekend is keeping it nice for Sunday with plenty of blue sky, but there is a slight increase in humidity and that increase in moisture will pick up as we head into the work week.
Rain begins late Monday afternoon and into the evening with just a few showers around. A storm system is slowing moving east, but will pick up speed with another trough that comes diving south on Tuesday. This will be our best chance for widespread shower activity in nearly two months. On Monday humidity will continue to increase along with clouds. Late in the day we can expect a few showers, but the real chance for significant rain comes on Tuesday. The rain chances look pretty good between Tuesday and Thursday with drier air moving back into the area by next weekend.