Humidity has made its entrance into Louisiana this week, but we haven't experienced any severe weather like we did last week when storms did damage in St. Landry Parish, Slidell, and Lake Charles. Clouds have lingered and morning lows haven't dipped below 70 degrees. KATC meteorologist Daniel Phillips described the high temperatures in the Lafayette area this week as "flirting with the 90 degree mark." It certainly felt like it.

Humidity will drop early next week as a system drags in drier, cooler air by Monday. The rain that will precede that frontal system Saturday night into Sunday shouldn't pose any significant threats in terms of storms.

If you're planning a weekend escape to see sun and sand, you will be in luck for Saturday. Pleasant temperatures and some sun are forecast at the most popular beach destinations for Louisiana folks.

orange beach
Tracy Wirtz

 What is the Beach Forecast for Gulf Shores, Pensacola, and Destin This Weekend?

The temperatures across the Alabama Gulf Coast and in the most eastern part of the Florida panhandle will get up to near 80 each day. When you wake up to enjoy your coffee on the patio or balcony, expect the temperature to be a balmy 72 to 74 degrees.

Rain chances are higher in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach on Sunday, with only isolated showers predicted for Pensacola Beach and Destin. As we seasoned beach-goers know, rain seems to scoot around the beach, so you may get lucky. Sunshine may be in short supply as partly to mostly cloudy skies are in the forecast for each location. Be careful, though! Clouds and the beach are a perfect recipe for a sunburn. Just ask me.

Rip current risks have dropped at Alabama and Florida beaches for this weekend. The National Weather Service at Mobile predicts a low rip current risk on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. You can see their forecast below.

What is the Beach Forecast for Galveston, Texas This Weekend?

If you're headed to Galveston, you'll enjoy a relatively nice day on Saturday with a high of 78. The front will start its jaunt across the Deep South, and Galveston will see showers overnight Saturday and into Sunday as a result. While Sunday may not be a complete washout, you should expect on and off rain all day. Then it will get cooler and breezier.


According to the website SwellInfo, the water will get choppy Saturday afternoon and continue to be so through Sunday. Enjoy Saturday morning before the rain and wind begins.

No bacteria warnings are posted for Galveston or the Texas Gulf Coast right now, so that's a bit of good news.

What is the Beach Forecast for the Mississippi Gulf Coast This Weekend?

The Mississippi Gulf Coast and Biloxi may not see any of the rain until later Sunday, so Saturday would be a nice day for some sand castle fun. Bring cold beverages, as temperatures will climb above 80 on Saturday.

Google Maps/Google Streetview
Google Maps/Google Streetview

Feel free to swim in the Gulf of Mexico all you want in Biloxi and Gulfport. There are some advisories to the west, though, near Pass Christian and Bay St. Louis.

What is the Beach Forecast for Louisiana Beaches This Weekend?

Google Maps
Google Maps

In terms of the weather, the forecast calls for showers Saturday night and more on Sunday and Monday. Sound familiar? Yeah. It's essentially the same from Galveston to Destin, with slight variations in rain chances. If you'd like to stick closer to home but want the sand between your toes, you'll find the weather great for some outdoor fun on Saturday.

As we mentioned last week, the beach and water quality reports from the Louisiana Department of Health aren't being issued yet.

Have fun. Be safe. Wear sunscreen. Enjoy the less-than-90-degree weather while it lasts!

LOOK: Take a Tour of This Stunning $3.2 Million Galveston Beach House

1026 Lillian Lane is listed with RE/MAX for $3,200,000, and with features like these, it's easy to see why it's Galveston's most expensive home on the market.

Gallery Credit: Meg Dowdy

Top Beaches for Shreveport Bossier Residents

Here's a list of our favorite beaches within a days drive from Shreveport Bossier.

More From News Talk 96.5 KPEL