Hot & humid Monday, chance of showers & storms
Sunday brought mild temperatures once again, day 2 of highs in the 70s. It’s been a nice break after that four-day heat wave last week.
Humidity is starting to increase Sunday into Sunday night. Dew points Sunday evening are in the 60s.
Humidity will continue to increase into Monday, along with hotter temperatures. A front moves through late Monday, which will usher in drier air once again for Tuesday. Humidity increases again Wednesday into Thursday as the remnant moisture from Ida arrives.
As that front approaches late Monday, we’ll also have a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms. We have a marginal threat for strong to severe thunderstorms, which could produce localized heavy downpours and gusty winds.
Tuesday is warm with sunshine but lower humidity. Wednesday into Thursday brings a chance of heavy rain as the remnant moisture from Ida moves through. After making landfall in southeastern Louisiana as a category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 150 mph, Ida is just starting to weaken but remains very dangerous. As of 7pm Sunday, the storm is now a category 3 hurricane with sustained winds of 125 mph, gusting to 160 mph. Once the storm continues to move inland, it will weaken further. The remnant moisture arrives in our area late Wednesday into Thursday, bringing the potential for widespread heavy rain. Stay with ABC6 for updates on the forecast throughout the week.
Sunny skies take over for Friday through Sunday with comfortable temperatures and humidity levels.
Tim Studebaker, StormTracker Meteorologist