LATEST FORECAST DISCUSSION
Meteorologist: Drew Williams
A cool and cloudy start to the weekend. Other than a stray flurry here and there the weather looks dry over the next several days. We'll see the skies clearing up later today leading to a sunny afternoon.
With the arrival of dry weather this weekend, this will be a nice change compared to previous ones. All but one of every Saturday since October 1st we've seen at least some rain and/or snow. Cloudy this morning but sunshine will begin to mix in later today as colder and drier air moves down from the northwest. An upper trough will also be sliding through, but the impacts look to be fairly minimal. It will be breezy today with highs in the low to mid 30's so it will feel a bit cooler. Not any worse than some of the colder days we've already experienced this month. Overnight the skies will be mostly clear, causing temperatures to drop a bit more than the previous nights. Temperatures early Sunday morning will be in the teens and low 20's for most locations. The winds will lighten some on Sunday as high pressure moves back over the area. Sunshine with perhaps a few clouds but it will remain cold with highs in the lower 30's.
If you're still hoping for a chance or two to see some nicer weather to finish up that late season yard work, Monday might be that opportunity as it will warm up and be dry. Winds will be shifting to the southwest and increasing as the next cold front slides down from the northwest. Plenty of sunshine is expected and this looks to be the warmest day we have seen here this month with highs in the mid to even upper 40's. The milder weather won't last though as the front will slide through at night, shifting winds to the northwest and bringing colder air back to the state.
Next Tuesday and Wednesday are big travel days for folks leading up to Thanksgiving on Thursday, and the good news is the weather looks to stay quiet. Overall an area of high pressure is expected to be in the region, though it will be colder with highs in the low to mid 30's both of those days. It may then warm up just a bit again on the holiday with sunshine and clouds and highs back around 40.
Enjoy the weekend and happy hunting!