Friday September 30, 2016 Updated: 9:15 AM
Today's weather will be fine. Not as nice as yesterday but still pleasant for some outdoor plans. As the day progresses clouds will begin to increase. The area of low pressure off to our southeast will continue to creep closer to our region. It's that system that will bring those increasing clouds today and possibly some light rain Saturday. Winds will be from the northeast around 5 to 10 miles per hour. Temperatures should still get slightly above average, topping out in the upper 60s but not quite as mild as Thursday.
We'll likely see the biggest impact from the low over The Ohio Valley tomorrow. And, even then, it does not look like it will be a major weather maker. 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 60s, 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 rain 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. By Sunday this system will again be on the move, heading slowly out to the east, with a partly sunny sky and highs again in the 60s.
A southerly flow then returns early next week as the next cold front pushes 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 70s, a few degrees above normal. Stormy weather looks to return Tuesday night into Wednesday bringing temperatures back down into the 60s. 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.
Happy Friday and happy end to September!
-Meteorologist Monica Ott