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October 1, 2014 Updated: 12:30 PM

October is here and the stretch of dry, sunny and warm weather is behind us. Ahead...more cool temperatures, cloudy skies and rain. Looks like we'll have some great opportunities for reading, movies and "comfort food" in the next few days!

Cloudy skies, cool temperatures and soggy weather ahead for the rest of the day. Be prepared for rain off and on throughout the day...an umbrella is essential with periods of heavier rain likely at times. We could even see a couple of thunderstorms but they will all be non-severe. A large storm system is moving across the Plains bringing along a cold front that is responsible for our soggy weather today. Thanks to the extra cloud cover and rain high temperatures this afternoon will struggle to reach 60°. Most of the rain tapers off by this evening with rainfall totals of over an inch possible in some areas.

A few additional showers are possible tonight but overall it will be drier than today with temperatures staying pretty consistent from the evening through tomorrow morning in the upper 50s. Cloudy skies prevail through Thursday with areas of dense fog early followed by more chances for rain. Highs will be slightly warmer tomorrow, really the only day close to 70° but we won't really be able to take advantage thanks to the precipitation potential.

September was very wet to start and it looks like October will be following suit. Thanks to another wave of low pressure rain will be back tomorrow afternoon into evening, especially. Showers will linger into Thursday night continuing to add to totals. Normally in the entire month of October we only see about 2.25" but we could be close to that in the first two days!

The forecast still calls for rain on Friday along with cloudy skies and falling temperatures. Highs will barely be in the 50s to end the work week. What a change from the weekend when highs were 30° warmer! The most favorable timing for rain on Friday will be later in the day. Add the rain in with the cooling temps and it will be looking and feeling a LOT like late fall. The cooler air remains in place through the weekend, although we should get a chance to enjoy some fall activities with fall weather (and attire) Saturday with clouds and sun plus highs around 50° before a few more showers move in Sunday with highs again around 50°.

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