NEW ORLEANS — WWL-TV Meteorologist Alexandra Cranford

Our rain is finished from what is now post-tropical Barry over Missouri.

We transition back to typical summer weather starting Tuesday. High pressure from the east will build in, and this this will return us to heat, humidity, and maybe a few isolated thunderstorms.

From Tuesday through Friday, expect afternoon highs in the low 90s, heat index around 100-105 and about 20% chances for a few thunderstorms in the afternoons.

One welcome note in this week’s forecast is a lack of any sort of tropical development, not only in the Gulf but elsewhere in the Atlantic Basin too.

Rivers update

Northshore rivers will rise slightly through Tuesday and Wednesday, but flooding is not forecast and significant impacts are not expected.

The Mississippi River at New Orleans is back to 16.2 feet and is forecast to continue steady near 16 feet through Saturday. On July 27, it is forecast to finally drop to 15.5 feet, which is the trigger point to begin closing the Bonnet Carre Spillway.

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DETAILED FORECAST:

MONDAY NIGHT:
Mostly cloudy, warm and humid with a 10% chance for isolated showers or thunderstorms. Lows around 80. Wind S 5-10 mph.

TUESDAY:
Sun/cloud mix, hot and humid with a 30% chance for spotty showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 91 feeling like 100-105. Wind S 5-10 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT:
Partly cloudy, warm and humid. Lows around 79. Wind S 3-8 mph.

WEDNESDAY:
Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 79. Highs around 93 feeling like 100-105. Wind S/SE 5-10 mph.

THURSDAY:
Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 79. Highs around 93 feeling like 100-105.

FRIDAY:
Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 78. Highs around 93 feeling like 100-105.

SATURDAY:
Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 30% chance for spotty showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 78. Highs around 92 feeling like 100-105.

SUNDAY:
Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 30% chance for spotty showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 78. Highs around 92 feeling like 100-105.

MONDAY:
Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 78. Highs around 93 feeling like 100-105.