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David: A very warm week ahead

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

It should be a nice, albeit warm, week for weather across the region. Temperatures will run above normal with most areas reaching at least the middle 80's with some spots trying to touch 90 degrees at times. In addition, there will be more humidity.

As for rainfall, it should stay dry. However, a stray shower can't be ruled out on Tuesday and a coastal shower maybe on Wednesday.

Right now it appears our next cold front arrives in time for the weekend. There is some differences concerning how strong the front will be however there is no doubt that it will be drier with less humidity. It's entirely possible that areas away from the lake will again see 50's for lows by Sunday morning.

Hurricane Matthew remains a Category 4 hurricane. A devastating hit to Haiti is inevitable with significant impacts likely across far eastern Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Next up will be the southeastern Bahamas. 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 by the middle and end of this week. Everyone from Florida to the mid-Atlantic needs to pay close attention and travel could be disrupted at a minimum in these areas. 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.

-David Bernard

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