Nicondra: Near record heat for the start of the week

Next cold front doesn’t arrive until the end of the week

Nicondra: Sunday evening weather forecast

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A warm front pushed past the area this weekend allowing for warm and muggy air to settle in. The higher than average temperatures and moisture will stick around for the start of the week with overnight lows only falling into the 60s and daytime highs in the upper 70s. A few spots could even hit the 80 degree mark. Monday’s record high at Armstrong International Airport is 81 set in 1970.

Fog will be an issue once again with dew points in the upper 50s and low 60s especially near the shoreline. Expect visibilities to lower again through the overnight and dense fog in many areas is possible during the morning commute. Fog should lift by mid-day.

Monday’s shower activity looks to be a bit later in the day. As a cold front limps closer to the area. The upper level dynamics to get the front moving are weak so it will take awhile. Cloudy sky and warm conditions with some rain will hang around at least through Wednesday afternoon.

The front is expected to push through late Wednesday into Thursday allowing chilly and dry winter air to return. Highs drop down to the 50s and 60s with overnight lows in the 30s and 40s for the end of the week.

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