LATEST FORECAST DISCUSSION
Meteorologist: Darren Maier
A mostly cloudy sky for tonight and winds that have picked up since late afternoon will stay with us through tomorrow. A strengthening storm will lift north into the Great Lakes, stirring up those winds 15-25 mph tonight and a few stray showers will also be possible. By morning, temperatures should be around 40.
Feeling a lot more like late fall on Tuesday as the combination of chilly air and strong winds will drop wind chill values into the 30's all day. These weather conditions will have most of us pulling out a heavier coat than what we've needed all this fall so far. Winds from the north and northwest will be sustained between 20-30 mph and a few gusts could reach up to 45 mph. This has prompted a wind advisory for our entire region through the day. If you have garbage pick up in the morning, you will want to get those containers in as soon as possible so they won't be getting blown around. A shower will be possible in the morning but most of the day will be dry with the storm slowly moving away. Clouds will give way to increasing sun at some point in the afternoon while highs only reach the mid 40's. The winds will quiet down rather quickly into the evening and with a partly cloudy sky we will have a chance to start off Wednesday morning around the freezing mark.
The nicest weather of this week will come on Wednesday with a partly to mostly sunny sky and lighter winds. Highs will be in the low to mid 50's which is seasonable for late October. Thursday will start off dry but clouds will be increasing through the day as the next system develops and strengthens in the Plains. This one still carries plenty of uncertainty with regards to likely impacts but will have the potential to bring the first wet snowflakes of the season starting overnight Thursday into Friday.
We may see a few showers arrive by late in the day Thursday and it will still be milder with highs in the 50's but a front will pass and colder air will work in at night. The low will track near or north of us at night into Friday morning. Temperatures will gradually drop down into the 30's and not rise much on Friday. Depending on where the low tracks, we could see occasional rain and wet snow in the area Friday. Highs will struggle to rise much above 40. The system will then move northeast and if quick enough, will lead to a drier Saturday. A rain or wet snow shower may still be around that morning, otherwise clouds may try to mix with a bit of sun by later in the day. Sunday looks a bit better with sunshine and clouds but it will remain chilly all weekend long with highs continuing to only be in the 40's.