Fiona fizzles as two new tropical waves need watching

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - Tropical Storm Fiona is dissipating and should degenerate into a remnant low in the next 48 hours.

Two other areas of interest will be monitored for development behind Fiona. The first is located about 1,200 miles east of the Antilles Islands. While development isn't likely for the next few days, as it moves towards Hispaniola and the Bahamas, slow development is possible.

The other system, off the coast of Africa, is expected to become a tropical depression or Tropical Storm Gaston in the next few days. Its path will be toward the West before turning north into the open Atlantic.

For local weather, look for the wet, tropical pattern we've seen over Louisiana to come to an end over the next few days. In its place, hotter air will bring back afternoon highs in the middle 90s by mid-week.

While the wetter pattern is leaving, we can't rule out a stray pop-up storm in the heat of the day, but the coverage will be much less than what we've seen over the past few days.