FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered showers this weekend

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Rain chances continuing through mid-week
A cold front passes through Southwest Louisiana bringing increased chances of rain on Tuesday (Source: KPLC)
A cold front passes through Southwest Louisiana bringing increased chances of rain on Tuesday (Source: KPLC)

SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) - Through this afternoon expect continued pop-up showers thanks to southerly flow providing ample moisture. Hot and humid conditions will persist across Southwest Louisiana for those of us not seeing a cooling shower.

Overnight warm and humid conditions persist with lows only dropping into the upper 70s. But, with ample moisture present we will feel like the 80s for much of the night.

Sunday expect a similar day to today with rain chances at 40% and temperatures getting into the 90s but feeling like the triple digits.  A southerly wind at 5-10 mph during the day will help to transport even more moisture into the area.

Expect similar conditions into Monday with a 40% chance of showers and storms and highs in the 90s. Winds will begin to shift from the south to west during the day at 5-10 mph ahead of an approaching cold.

Yes, you read that right! A cold front is approaching out area helping to increase rain chances Tuesday.  After the front passes don't expect temperatures to cool! We will remain in the low 90s for the remainder of the week, but dewpoints will drop as winds shift from the west to north!

This wind shift will help to usher in drier air from the north! Because dry air heats up faster than moist air temperatures will still climb into the 90s but will actually feel like the 90s and not the triple digits. Overnight lows will be where we see the biggest difference as they cool into the low 70s!

Out in the tropics, all is looking quiet!

Meteorologist Gabrielle Espinosa

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