Above average temperatures continue

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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The record high for Monday through Thursday is 94 degrees, and 95 degrees on Friday.

We'll likely tie or possibly break records by Tuesday or Wednesday.

With the humid dew points and hot temperatures, expect heat indices to rise to near 100 so make sure to stay hydrated, and wear light colored and lightweight clothing.

Rain chances do creep back into the forecast by the middle of the week as an area of weak low pressure develops in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and migrates northward.

The National Hurricane Center is now giving this area a 30% chance of development over the next 2 days, and a 40% chance of development over the next 5 days.

Chances are slim because water temperatures are not exactly warm enough yet to allow for quick development, and it's encountering a bit of drier air as it migrates north.

We could see a few showers or thunderstorms by late Wednesday into early Thursday as this system passes to our east, but it likely won't amount to more than a quarter of an inch.