Showers should keep metro area from sweltering this weekend

Oppressive national heat wave is summer as usual in New Orleans

Don Ames
July 20, 2019 - 11:43 am

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While much of the country suffers from a blistering heat wave, folks here in New Orleans are putting up with the normal heat and humidity.

But, WWL-TV Meteorologist, Jay Gallé, says we're likely to see some cooling showers this weekend. And, a summer cold front is on the way. 

"Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy Saturday with a good chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms, possibly numerous at times, and some showers could be heavy. Expect the humidity to continue, but temperatures won't get quite as high as we saw this past week...expect upper 80s to low 90s today." 

The Saturday showers will end as the sun sets but coastal showers and few storms will develop and move in late tonight and early Sunday morning, when temperatures will be in the mid to upper 70s.

"We'll see another 60 percent chance of showers on Sunday," says Gallé. "Some stronger storms could bring heavy rain and gusty winds that'll keep highs hovering around 90."

"Monday will see more afternoon showers and storms. And, more rain is expected Tuesday as a summer cold front approaches bringing numerous showers and thunderstorms across the region, but also some drier air. That front will likely stall across the area, keeping shower and thunderstorm chances strong through Wednesday."

By Thursday, Gallé says we'll see more typical summer weather, with scattered showers and storms and highs around 90. 

DETAILED FORECAST:

SATURDAY:

Partly to mostly cloudy. 60% chance for scattered storms. Some heavy downpours. Hot. High: 90, Heat Index: 102. Winds: SE 5-10.

SUNDAY:

60% chance for scattered storms. Some heavy downpours. Hot. Low: 77. High: 90, Heat Index: 100.

MONDAY:

60% chance for scattered storms. Mostly cloudy skies. Some heavy downpours. Hot. Low: 77. High: 90.

TUESDAY:

Cloudy skies and wet! 80% chance for numerous showers and storms. Several heavy downpours. Becoming slightly less humid late. Low: 76. High: 87.

WEDNESDAY:

40% chance for scattered showers and storms. Some downpours. Slightly less humid. Low: 74. High: 89.

THURSDAY:

Partly sunny. 30% chance for scattered showers and storms. Sightly less humid. Low: 73. High: 90.

FRIDAY:

30% chance for scattered showers and storms. Slightly less humid. Low: 73. High: 91.
 

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