NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - It doesn’t get more copy and paste than the upcoming forecast and it’s not only for today but really much of the upcoming work week.
As we finish out your weekend this afternoon expect a mixture of sun and clouds with temperatures in the upper 80s to around 90. Those pop up summertime downpours will continue to develop through the afternoon hours. Of course any storm will be capable of producing heavy rains, dangerous lightning and gusty winds. Storm coverage will be about 40% which is typical for this time of year.
Like mentioned above, there really is not much change going into the new work week and maybe even beyond to next weekend. We remain stuck in a stagnant weather pattern that will feature daily storms chances and highs of about 90. It could be worse, the record on this date is 99 set back in 1995 so thankfully we aren’t baking in that late July heat.
Tropically speaking, the National Hurricane Center is now watching a wave moving into the Caribbean. Models are latching onto this feature as it moves into the Bahamas later this week. There could be some weak development there but early indications are it would likely stay away from the Gulf.