A reinforcing cold front has pushed through and is now settling along the coast. This won’t really bring any cold air, but the humidity levels will be lower again today. Dew points have dropped into the mid 60s this morning and will continue to fall to near 60 later today. Combine that with temperatures in the upper 80s and sunny skies, you get a really pleasant day by June standards!
But…Don’t get used to it, because real Louisiana summer weather will return. It’s inevitable. That return is planned for Friday. Winds will return from the south and humidity levels will be climbing. A few clouds will drift in by the afternoon and temperatures will approach 90 degrees. With the dew points back in the lower 70s, the heat index will be back near 95-98.
Over the weekend, the Bermuda High, which is a ridge of high pressure that typically settles in the western Atlantic this time of year, will keep us hot and humid. The onshore flow will also bring those summer time afternoon showers and thunderstorms. These daily rain chances will stay around 30-40% into next week. Highs will stay in the lower 90s with heat index values near 100.
Fortunately the tropics are quiet today and should remain that way for the next several days.