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Summer-like weather this week across Southeast Louisiana

Short Term Forecast:  The Summer-like conditions continue across Southeast Louisiana today and the next few days thanks to the area of high pressure sitting over us.  Warm and humid air will be pumped in from the Gulf and that will lead to partly cloudy skies along with a small chance for rain today.  Highs will be in the upper 80s.  

A muggy night is on tap with patchy dense fog again.  Watch for visibilities to be less than 1/4 mile at times on Thursday Morning.  Lows will be in the upper 60s north and lower 70s south.  

Rest of the Week:  We will have a slightly better chance for rain on Thursday and Friday as more Gulf Moisture streams over us.  We will have a mix of sun and clouds with a 20% chance for showers/storms.  Highs will stay in the upper 80s and lows will be in the 60s north and 70s south.  

Weekend Outlook:  The area of high pressure will break down this weekend, but we will stay very warm and humid with partly cloudy skies.  There will still be a slight chance (20%) of showers and thunderstorms each afternoon.  High temperatures stay in the 80s and lows will be around 70.  

Tropical Outlook:  I am watching an area of disorganized showers and storms located several hundred miles NE of the Leeward Islands.  It is associated with a surface trough of low pressure.  Conditions appear to be somewhat favorable for slow development as we head into the weekend as the system moves to the NW.  NHC is giving this system a low chance for development through the next 5 days.  This will not impact Louisiana or the Gulf of Mexico.  

Elsewhere...the rest of the tropics are quiet. 

**Be sure to watch me on WWL-TV at Noon and 5 PM for weather updates each day during the week.  You can also follow my updates on my Facebook and Twitter pages.  Have a great day! -Dave


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