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October 22, 2014 Updated: 6:15 AM

A chilly start to your Wednesday with temperatures ranging from the low 40s to mid 20s! Brrr! You will definitely want the long sleeves this morning especially in the valleys where temps are lowest.

Once we get through the cool morning it will be another lovely day. We have really been lucking out lately with a stretch of beautiful weather and there is one day to enjoy before some changes arrive tonight into tomorrow bringing cloud cover, slightly cooler temperatures and rain to the area.

High pressure has been in control of our weather pattern so far this week and it's hold will begin to loosen today as it continues its eastward progression. Sunshine and highs around 60° are in the forecast for today but the winds will begin to pick up as the next front approaches. Expect a breezy afternoon with south/southeast winds of 8-16 miles per hour. Those winds will help bring the milder air into the area. They will also blow some leaves around and bring more off the trees so get those rakes ready!

We will start to see the change in the pattern late this afternoon into the evening as clouds begin to increase. The rain should hold off until around midnight, but afterwards expect periods of showers right through the morning commute Thursday. Not expecting a lot of accumulation in the rain gauge with most spots picking up about a quarter inch. Tomorrow will not be a complete washout with showers expected to exit the area in the afternoon with lingering cloud cover through tomorrow night.

Friday will be a perfect day for outdoor activities. And, if you are stuck indoors, well you are in luck because both Saturday and Sunday look amazing too! What a treat this will be for the final weekend of October seeing temperatures in the mid to upper 60s and sunshine! Winds on Friday will remain southerly keeping the milder air flowing into the area. Lots of sunshine Friday, Saturday and Sunday...what could be better? If you are able, get outdoors this weekend and enjoy some fall plans: hayrides, pumpkin patches, corn mazes...and nearly 70° to end the weekend! Even raking will be very pleasant with the nice weather! Usually the last week of October features highs in the mid 50s and overnight lows in the lower 30s. We'll be running at least 10 if not 15 degrees warmer! Most of the leaves are now past peak, but we should still have plenty of chances to enjoy the autumn!

Rain is back in the forecast for Monday with cooler air ahead into next week, so take advantage while you can!


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