Friday September 30, 2016 Updated: 5:00 PM
Clouds will continue to increase this evening but we should stay dry. Good news for anyone headed to high school football match ups tonight. Mostly cloudy skies and a few sprinkles are possible Saturday but the second half of the weekend is looking nicer.
Today's weather hasn't been bad at all. Not as nice as yesterday but still pleasant for some outdoor plans. As the day has progressed clouds have been increasing... especially for southern locations. The area of low pressure off to our southeast has continued to creep closer to our region. That system is responsible for the added cloud cover and possibly some light rain Saturday. Winds have been from the northeast around 5 to 10 miles per hour. Temperatures topping out slightly above average, in the upper 60's and even the low 70's for some spots. A bitter cooler due to extra clouds for parts of the Coulee Region. Overnight the clouds will help keep temperatures mild in the upper 40's and low 50's across the region.
We'll likely see the biggest impact from the low over The Ohio Valley tomorrow. And, even then, it does not look like it will be a major weather maker. Most of us can expect a more cloudy sky which will limit our warming. It will be a pretty typical start to October with highs still in the middle 60's, but a bit cooler than the last couple of days. Any rain chances are pretty low, but it still some of us may see some light showers or sprinkles at times, especially favoring the eastern Coulee Region. I wouldn't cancel any outdoor plans, but I would have the umbrella handy for some light showers or passing sprinkles. By Sunday this system will again be on the move, heading slowly out to the east, with a partly sunny sky and highs again in the 60's.
A southerly flow then returns early next week as the next cold front pushes across the Plains. This system will take a few days to arrive, so both Monday and Tuesday look dry with some sunshine and mild weather. Temperatures should climb some ahead of the front, back into the lower 70's, a few degrees above normal. Stormy weather looks to return Tuesday night into Wednesday bringing temperatures back down into the 60's. Depending on how long that system decides to linger in our area will determine the weather as we head into next weekend. For now we should begin to dry out with near average temperatures.
Have a great weekend and happy end to September!
-Meteorologist Drew Williams