NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - October is normally one of the driest months of the year. So far it is living up to that. We will see another several days of dry weather as temperatures begin to rise above the normal 83 degrees. We will see highs in the mid to upper 80 through most of the week.
Moisture is slow to return as well as the next front which now may not move through until next weekend. Even then it's unlikely we will see much rain. We will get another round of dry air behind the front taking us back to the nice fall feel.
This morning, Hurricane Matthew is a Category 4 hurricane moving north towards eastern Jamaica. Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba are under warnings and watches with major effects expected later today. The Bahamas will get hit by the major storm the following day.
Call ahead if you have travel plans to any of the affected areas. Eventually, it could also be problematic for parts of the East Coast. Although it isn't a threat to the Gulf it's worth keeping an eye on as one of the most intense storms this season.