LATEST FORECAST DISCUSSION
Meteorologist: Monica Ott
*A GORGEOUS END TO THIS FIRST WEEKEND OF FALL WITH EVEN WARMER TEMPERATURES TO KICK OFF THE NEW WORK WEEK*
Welcome to fall, officially! The autumnal equinox occurred at 8:54 pm Saturday evening.
The sky will remain clear tonight, but it won't get as chilly, with lows in the low to mid 40's. The great weather will then carry into Sunday, with just some extra clouds over the northern part of the state. We will continue with a mostly sunny sky and the breezes will return, leading to highs closer to 70.
Temperatures over the next week are likely to peak on Monday, out ahead of the next cold front. Sunshine will begin to mix with increasing clouds, but for now it appears any rain chances will hold off until after dark. Afternoon highs will be in the low 70's as dew points also rise just a bit. The front will arrive at night, bringing a chance for some rain and perhaps a few thunderstorms, while sliding to our east by Tuesday morning. Cooler air will follow, while the next upper trough will dig down into the region from Canada. This will lead to more clouds and possibly a few isolated showers or sprinkles. It will be breezy with highs in the mid 60's.
The pattern through the rest of next week will transition to northwest flow, leading to a clipper-like system coming down out of Canada along with more cool air. Wednesday will be dry with a partly to mostly sunny sky and highs in the low 60's. That next weather system is forecast to then arrive on Thursday with more clouds and the chance for some showers. Highs will be around 60 but then even cooler air will follow and we could be looking at highs only in the 50's by next Friday and going into the final weekend of the month.