NEW ORLEANS — WWL-TV Morning Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum

A weak upper-level low and trough is over the western Gulf of Mexico. Fortunately, this is not expected to develop into anything. It will help to bring us some much needed scattered showers and storms with mostly cloudy skies today. The best chance of seeing storms will be south of the lakes. Keep the umbrella handy! High temperatures will only make it into the lower 90s thanks to the added clouds and rain. 

The low will slowly move into Texas on Tuesday and Wednesday as a mid-level area of high pressure builds over us from the north. We will be far enough east of the low to only see a stray shower or storm on Tuesday and dry weather on Wednesday. Expect much more sunshine and hot temperatures in the mid 90s return each day. 

The mid-level high pressure will build east of us on Thursday and Friday. We will stay hot, but become a little more humid. It will be partly cloudy with a slight chance for a shower or storm. High temperatures will be in the mid 90s. 

Weekend Forecast: The ridge of high pressure remains east of us, so we will still be partly cloudy and pretty dry with only isolated showers and storms possible. High temperatures will be in the lower 90s. Not a bad weekend, but pretty hot for late-September. 

Tropics: Hurricane Humberto continues to sit north of the Bahamas, but it will turn NE and then E today. It is sitting over the Gulf Stream, so the forecast calls for it to strengthen into a Category 2 hurricane mid-week. Then it will brush by Bermuda Wednesday into Thursday before turning NE and going out to sea. This is not a threat to the U.S. 

Invest 97 is in the middle of the Atlantic. It is an area of low pressure that is getting better organized. Forecast models show it strengthening into a tropical depression in a day or two. It will stay out a sea and is not a threat to land. 

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DETAILED FORECAST:

MONDAY:
Mostly cloudy, hot and humid with a 40% chance for scattered showers and storms. Highs around 91. Wind E 6-12 mph.

TONIGHT:
Partly cloudy and muggy. Lows north around 73 and south around 78. Wind E 3-7 mph.

TUESDAY:
Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance for isolated showers and storms. Highs around 95, feeling like 100-105. Wind SE 5-10 mph.

WEDNESDAY:
Mostly sunny and hot. Lows around 78. Highs around 96, feeling like 100-105. 

THURSDAY:
Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance for isolated showers and storms. Lows around 78. Highs around 95. 

FRIDAY:
Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance for isolated showers and storms. Lows around 77. Highs around 94. 

SATURDAY:
Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance for isolated showers and storms. Lows around 77. Highs around 93. 

SUNDAY:
Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance for isolated showers and storms. Lows around 77. Highs around 93.

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