Nicondra: Finally back to a fall feel behind latest front

Iota continues to push towards Central America

Sunday Night Weather

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A cold front made its way through the region today bringing a brisk breeze and drier air. Expect more of a fall feel with temperatures near or even a few degrees below long term averages to start the day on Monday. North of the lake will dip near 40. Look for upper 40s and low 50s south of Lake Pontchartrain to start the day. The afternoon will be mostly in the upper 60s.

The cooler and dry trend continues through the week with a reinforcing cool front keeping temperatures in check even with plenty of sunshine. Rain should not be an issue at least into next weekend.

In the southern Caribbean Iota is well formed and continues to strengthen as it pushes west towards Central America. The storm is now forecasted to reach Category 4 status just before landfall in same region devastated by Eta. Heavy rain and wind will batter the coast. Major inland flooding will once again swell rivers contributing to landslides. Iota is expected to track west and dissipate.

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