Good early Monday morning, everyone. As advertised, we saw our cold front work through as it came out of the northwest yesterday. You can certainly see what it did with our temperatures going from Saturday to Sunday. After seeing lower to middle 70s for Saturday afternoon, we spent our Sunday seeing temperatures dropping through the morning and the afternoon. We had our early morning highs at 60° before the northeast wind pushed us into the middle 40s for much of the afternoon and evening.
The cold front may have pushed to the south with high pressure keeping the northeast breeze in place. However, we still have moisture locked in behind the front. That’s keeping us under the clouds with scattered showers still around as we go through the night. The front isn’t done with us, though. Not only will it do the hokey pokey throughout the course of the week, but it’s developing back to the west.
With the front working together with an active flow at the jet stream, those upper waves to come will keep sending in bouts of rain chances for most of this week.
Even with scattered showers sticking around through the night and into Monday morning, the cloud cover will keep temperatures from dropping off too much. We’ll have lows stay in the lower to middle 40s through the course of the night.
While we’ll start Monday out with scattered showers, we should see a break in the rain chances by the afternoon. Even if we do get that break in the rain, the mostly cloudy skies and northeast breeze won’t allow temperatures to warm up very much. We’re expecting a chilly Monday afternoon with highs only topping out in the lower 50s.
As we head into Tuesday, we’ll start to see that cold front actually return as a warm front. While this keeps us under mostly cloudy skies for Tuesday morning with a few showers trying to return, the returning easterly and southeasterly breeze means we’ll only have lows drop back into the middle 40s.
With another wave working in with the passing warm front, we’ll have scattered showers in the forecast for our Tuesday. Despite that, the returning south wind will bring temperatures back into the lower to middle 60s across the region.
That wave still wants to stick around for Wednesday morning. As the front continues to lift out of our northern counties, we’ll keep an eye out for scattered t-storms for Wednesday morning before we dry out for the afternoon. With some returning sunshine working with the south breeze, we could see highs push back close to 80° across the region.
With the warm front to our north and a quiet upper-level setup for Thursday, we see things staying dry under partly sunny skies with highs topping out in the lower 80s. Have a look at Friday, though.
The front will return as a cold front. Working together with another upper-level wave, we’ll have t-storm chances back in the forecast to start the upcoming weekend. For Saturday, we’ll keep skies partly sunny with lows in the lower 40s and highs staying chilly in the middle 50s. It looks as though more rain chances will try to return as we kick off the final week of October. To see if any rain chances could affect Halloween and how we look going into November, Doug has you covered with his long range forecast down below. Have a great Sunday!
October 25th-31st: Rain chances back in on Sunday and Monday with cool temperatures. Mild temperatures for the rest of the work week and mainly dry until a storm system moves in on Friday and Saturday. This will give us rain chances with cooler temperatures. Hopefully any rain will be out by Halloween evening.
November 1st-7th: A cool start to the week with mild temperatures returning by the middle of the week. Rain chances on Wednesday and Thursday, this will bring chilly temps again for the rest of the week.
November 8th-14th: Mild temperatures return early in the week with rain no Tuesday and Wednesday. This will be cold and dry conditions the rest of the week.
November 15th-21st: Mainly a cool wee with rain chances on Tuesday and Thursday. Warming up a bit by the weekend.