More hot weather is expected for most of the upcoming week. (FOX 8 file photo)
Sunday followed the same pattern as Saturday with heat indexes by the afternoon topping the 105 mark prompting a heat advisory for the entire area through 6 pm. The combination of high temperatures and dew points means it feels even hotter for most across southeast Louisiana. Storms also hugged the coast until later in the evening.
We will get a break from the oppressive heat, but that means more clouds and storms. An area of low pressure will cross Southeast Louisiana on Monday and Tuesday bringing widespread rains. Expect some heavy downpours.
The higher coverage will back off by the middle of the week in time for Independence Day. As the week comes to a close there will continue to be a daily chance for showers and storms as weak tropical waves move across the area from time to time. This will also keep temperatures closer to 90.
The tropics are quiet for now with no development expected in the next 5 days.
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