NEW ORLEANS, LA — Alexandra Cranford - WWL-TV Meteorologist

Our rain chances stay elevated through Thursday (rain chances each day near 50-60%). A few heavy downpours will be possible. Rain amounts look like 1-3 inches or possibly more under isolated heavy downpours.

The higher rain chances are due to lots of moisture in our atmosphere, plus a trough of low pressure over the eastern US - and a weak surface front sneaking toward our area.

High pressure returns for Friday and the weekend, so expect drier, hotter weather for weekend activities.

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DETAILED FORECAST

MONDAY:

Cloud/sun mix, hot and humid with a 50% chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some heavy rain possible. Highs around 92, heat index 100-105+. Wind SW 5-10 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT:

Partly cloudy, mild and humid with a 30% chance for a spotty showers and storms. Lows around 77. Wind SW 5-10 mph.

TUESDAY:

Sun/cloud mix, hot and humid with a 50% chance for showers and thunderstorms. Some heavy rain. Highs around 92. Wind W 5-10 mph.

WEDNESDAY:

Mostly cloudy, hot and humid with a 60% chance for showers and thunderstorms. Some heavy rain. Lows around 78. Highs around 90.

THURSDAY:

Sun/cloud mix, hot and humid with a 50% chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 77. Highs around 92.

FRIDAY:

Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 30% chance for showers or thunderstorms. Lows around 77. Highs around 94.

SATURDAY:

Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance for isolated showers or thunderstorms. Lows around 79. Highs around 95.

SUNDAY:

Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 79. Highs around 95.

MONDAY:

Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 30% chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 79. Highs around 94.