NEW ORLEANS — WWL-TV Meteorologist Alexandra Cranford

More intense September heat and a few daily stray showers/storms constitute the forecast over the next several days. An upper high is keeping us mostly dry and hot, and it will also shield us from any potential tropical activity. 

An upper low south of the coast has spread a few showers into the area this weekend. It has also sparked a disturbance in the eastern Gulf. The National Hurricane Center now give it a 20% chance for development as it moves west across the Gulf toward the Texas coast by Monday and Tuesday. We're not expecting any big impacts from this.

Tropical Storm Humberto is north of the Bahamas and will turn eastward away from the Florida coast soon. It is forecast to become a hurricane by late Sunday or Monday as it moves out over the Atlantic toward Bermuda.

We are watching one more wave in the tropical Atlantic, but it is far away and will not threaten our area anytime soon, if at all.

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DETAILED FORECAST:

SATURDAY NIGHT:

Partly to mostly cloudy skies. Warm and humid. Low: 77. Winds: E 6-12.

SUNDAY:

Few showers, especially along the coast. Partly cloudy. Hot and humid. High: 94, Heat Index: 97-102. Winds: E 8-15.

MONDAY:

Partly cloudy skies, a few showers possible. Hot and humid. Low: 77. High: 93, Heat Index: 97-102. Winds: E 5-10.

TUESDAY:

Partly cloudy skies, isolated shower possible. Hot and humid. Low: 77. High: 95, Heat Index: 98-104.

WEDNESDAY:

Sunny to partly cloudy skies. Hot and dry. Low: 77. High: 95, Heat Index: 98-104.

THURSDAY:

Partly cloudy skies, isolated shower possible. Hot and humid. Low: 77. high: 95, Heat Index: 98-104.

FRIDAY:

Partly cloudy skies, a few showers possible. Hot and humid. Low: 77. High: 94, Heat Index: 97-102.

SATURDAY:

Partly cloudy skies, isolated shower possible. Hot and humid. Low: 77. high: 94, Heat Index: 98-104.

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