Saturday October 1, 2016 Updated: 9:25 AM
Cloudy today but mostly dry conditions can be expected. We'll begin to clear out and warm up for the second half of the weekend. That warming trend will continue into the first couple of days of the work week.
We're still seeing an impact from a low pressure system over The Ohio Valley today but it won't be a major impact. Most of us can expect a more cloudy sky which will limit our warming. It will be a pretty typical start to October with highs still in the middle 60's, but a bit cooler than the last couple of days. Any rain chances are pretty low, but it still some of us may see some light showers or sprinkles at times, especially favoring the eastern Coulee Region. I wouldn't cancel any outdoor plans, but I would have the umbrella handy for some light showers or passing sprinkles.
We should see at least some clearing as early as tonight. Temperatures will be a bit cooler than Friday night, in the upper 40's and low 50's. Still a few degrees above average. By Sunday this system will again be on the move, heading slowly out to the northeast, with a partly sunny sky and highs approaching 70 degrees. Winds will be light from the northeast. Another wonderful day for outdoor activities.
A southerly flow then returns early next week while a frontal system takes shape across the Plains. This system will take a few days to arrive, so both Monday and Tuesday look dry with some sunshine and mild weather. Temperatures should climb some ahead of the front, back into the lower 70's, a few degrees above normal. Stormy weather will likely return Tuesday night into Wednesday dropping temperatures back down into the 60's. Depending on how long that system decides to linger in our area will determine the weather as we head into next weekend. For now we should begin to dry out with near average temperatures.
Have a great weekend and happy beginning to October!
-Meteorologist Drew Williams