Hot and humid conditions here for the week

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Southern Louisiana tends to be mostly dry and hot.

THE FORECASTS

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Today tonight: After some rain overnight, we will tend to be rather dry today. Temperatures will warm into the low 90s with mostly sunny skies. During the hottest hours of the afternoon, a shower or two will be possible. There won’t be many showers, but bubbling ones can really pack a punch with a heavy downpour, gusty winds and even hail. All showers will disappear at sunset. Temperatures tonight will tend towards 70°.

Following: The rest of the working week is very dry. Rain will persist through Friday. Mostly sunny skies will bring temperatures into the low 90s every day this week. There will be plenty of dry weather to get out. Take your sunglasses, sunscreen, and a water bottle or two if you’re hanging out in the sun. Nighttime temps won’t offer much in the way of heat relief. We will touch a floor near 70° all week. Isolated showers will be back in the forecast over the weekend. We do not track any total erasure. Click here to see the 7 day forecast.

Use the WBRZ WX app to keep an eye out for afternoon sneaky showers. Hour-by-hour weather tracking is available for your location on the WBRZ WX app on your Apple or Android device. Follow WBRZ weather on Facebook and Twitter for even more weather updates and unique weather information from the whole team!

In the tropics: The National Hurricane Center has begun publishing official tropical weather forecasts. While previously on the first day of hurricane season, June 1 of last year, the NHC decided to start the outlook earlier due to the recent string of pre-season tropical systems. In the early outlook for this year, no developments are expected over the next 5 days.

For several days now, some computer models have consistently hinted at tropical activity around the Gulf of Mexico ahead of Memorial Day. There are many click-bait sources that provide misleading information about this possibility. It is important to know that this is only a model and tends to exaggerate tropical development at this time of year. There are many weather variables that go into tropical development like sea surface temperatures, upper level patterns, wind speeds and much more. Trust that Storm Station meteorologists are tracking tropical developments around the clock. Stay tuned and we’ll keep you updated on the tropics throughout the season.

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