Big drop in humidity coming this weekend

Highs stick to the 90s the next few days
Published: Sep. 16, 2023 at 5:27 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Our latest “front” is set to the cross the area later Saturday, leading to a big drop in humidity but not a big drop in temperatures.

The start of your weekend will feel much like the past few days: It’ll be hot at times with a small chance for a stray storm. This front will be in the process of passing through the area today, so far northern spots will feel the lower humidity first, followed by the rest of the area later this evening. Highs into the afternoon will be around 92.

Humidity values will plunge Sunday into a much more comfortable category. This will yield a nice feel in the morning and evening but it will remain hot in the sun during the afternoon. Behind the front, we stick to the 90s for highs. But at night, lows will dip into the 60s on the north shore with low 70s south of the lake. We hold on to the low humidity forecast through the middle part of next week.

By late in the new work week, an easterly breeze will pick up, leading to more moisture and small rain chances. We’ll have to see how strong the winds get, as rising tides could be a possibility with a persistent east wind. That wind blowing in from the Gulf likely keeps highs down in the 80s by next Thursday and Friday.

Lee is now a post-tropical storm moving into Canada. Another storm behind it is poised to become Nigel and turn into a major storm. It’s heading out to sea, though. The Gulf and Caribbean look to be quiet for at least the next seven days.

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