Warm and humid the next few days

Highs remain in the 80s on Sunday
Updated: Nov. 6, 2022 at 4:28 AM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The good news is the storm chances are now behind us. The bad news is if you were hoping for some relief from the warmth and humidity, you’ll have to wait a few days.

Sunday will bring more above-average heat, as highs soar well into the 80s. Expect plenty of humidity around, too, which adds to the warm feel outside. That humidity also will allow for a few showers to pop up later this afternoon, with rain coverage around 20 percent.

Little change is expected in the first half of the week, as highs remain in the 80s and the humidity stays high.

What goes on in the tropics in the coming days will influence our weather going forward. Signs point to a tropical system forming east of Florida by mid-week and models track it westward towards the Gulf. As that happens, our flow will become northerly, so drier, cooler air will get pulled down to us as the week goes on. This is why we slowly stairstep our temperatures back into the 70s come Wednesday and Thursday. A nice breeze will develop too.

All indications are this system, which could become named storm Nicole, will stay to our east keeping us in a dry, northerly flow. Eventually, a strong cold front is expected to sweep through our area by next weekend.

See a spelling or grammar error in our story? Click Here to report it. Please include the headline.