Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Updated: 2:15 AM
Rain will pick up in intensity overnight, when much of what we see from this system will fill up the rain gauge. Temperatures will slowly drop to the low and mid 40s by morning and it will be rather breezy.
A soggy and slow morning commute is likely. Plan on a bit of extra time getting to work and school. Some of the rain early on may still be on the heavier side, before tapering off to light rain and drizzle by midday. The rest of Wednesday will remain cloudy and damp. It will also be chilly, as temperatures won't really rise, in fact they may drop a few degrees, staying in the low to mid 40s all day. Add a northeast breeze and it will feel like it's in the 30's. Total rainfall from this system still looks on track to fall in the 1-2" range for most places.
The rain will be gone by Wednesday night as weak high pressure arrives and will be in the area through Thursday. Low level moisture looks to stick around and with light winds, not much chance to see clearing. This will lead to another mostly cloudy day with highs in the low 50's. Improvements are then expected on Friday, before the next cold front arrives. Southerly winds will be increasing, bringing warmer air back into the state. The day looks partly sunny and with the front approaching, a stray shower is possible, but overall rain chances are low. It will be warming into the 60's again, and with enough sun, we may see those forecast temperatures climb over the next few days.
Low pressure and the cold front will then gradually shift to our south into Saturday. The chance for a few showers actually looks to be better on the backside of the system, so there could be a bit of rain around, but some dry weather as well. Temperatures will start off mild, but look to drop some through the day, with highs in the 50s. It will then cool a bit more on Sunday, with highs in the low 50s and some sun. Another jump in temperature is possible heading into Halloween, as yet another quick moving front approaches. This could bring a shower or storm into the area by later in the day, but this is still several days out and the timing may very well change. Outside of our chilly day tomorrow, the overall mild fall weather looks to continue ..
-Meteorologist Monica Ott