A cloudy and misty start with some sprinkles and light rain hanging around. Temperatures have fallen into the 40s and will remain pretty steady thanks to those clouds. Winds are much lighter but it will continue to be breezy in the coming days.
Fall is definitely in the air and it will continue to be very typical October weather for the rest of the week. We have turned the corner and now our average highs are in the upper 50s and lows are in the upper 30s...the days and nights are cooling down and the leaves are changing. That last glimpse of summer is now behind us and more typical autumn weather is ahead. The rest of Tuesday will be drier with the clouds gradually breaking up. Temperatures will remain cooler than average, in the middle 50s. Winds will be increasing out of the northwest this afternoon at 10-18 miles per hour making for a breezy second half of the day.
By this evening those clouds will continue to diminish leaving us with a mostly clear sky overnight. The lack of clouds tonight will help drop our lows back into the 30s. Tomorrow will certainly be a morning to grab the jacket as you head out the door...feeling crisp! The rest of Wednesday should see sunshine, highs back above average by several degrees (topping out in the low 60s) and still a noticeable breeze. We normally associate those "blustery days" with fall and blowing leaves and this season certainly has not disappointed so far!
The next chance for rain comes later this week as a cold front will be moving through the state on Thursday. The main low will pass well to the north, while a weaker one sits to the south. Currently this doesn't look to be a big rain producer, but we should have a shot at seeing some showers. The day should be cloudy overall, with highs near 60. Once this front passes, the coolest air of the season to date will arrive. Friday will be a jacket day for sure, as temperatures are expected to remain in the chilly 40s. Clouds will be fairly prevalent, keeping us from warming much. A large high will then build in from the northwest, centering itself overhead on Saturday. If this plays out, we will likely see our first widespread freeze of the season, with temperatures in the 20s early Saturday morning. Brrr!
The weekend itself does look dry, but it will be a far cry from this last weekend, temperature-wise. Saturday looks bright and sunny, but it will be very cool, with highs only around 50. After another sub-freezing start Sunday, a southerly wind should take hold, allowing us to climb higher in the 50s that afternoon. Temperatures look to rise a bit more on Monday as the next front nears, which may bring more rain chances.
- Federal meteorologists say the current El Nino is already the second strongest on record for this time of year and could be one of the most potent weather changers of the past 65 years.
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