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Warmer through the middle of the week

We started the week on the chilly side, with morning lows near 40 on the south shore and Slidell once again down in the 30s, but by the afternoon short sleeves and shorts were once again appropriate attire.

Most spots peaked in the low- to mid-70s, and the warm up continues as high pressure still in control continues to push east.

The southeasterly winds on the back side of the high will continue to increase moisture and temperatures into the middle of the week. Election Day looks pretty fantastic with temperatures rebounding into the upper 70s and one or two spots approaching 80. We will stay dry with just a few clouds.

The warmer, moist air does mean an increase in a chance for rain, some possibly heavy, ahead of the next frontal system that will push through on Wednesday. It may end up being a bit dreary, but I know some folks would welcome a few showers.

Behind the next system we will see another cool down - not as cold as this past weekend - but another nice drop well below long-term averages for everyone excited about it feeling a bit cooler around here.

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