Sunday Afternoon Weather Discussion; Posted at 2:10 p.m.
October 26, 2008 Leave a comment
A great Sunday to you! Get out and enjoy this weather today because it will certainly be short lived. Temperatures have rebounded very nicely today after a chilly start. Some locations reached the middle 30s, which is a tease to what we are about to see. Check out some of these morning lows around the state.
Temperatures rebounded into the lower and middle 70s this afternoon, making for a very nice day. Things are about to quickly change over the next 24 hours. A strong cold front is on the way, bringing the coldest air so far this season to much of the nation. You will notice when the front moves through, as a blustery north wind will kick in after midnight. With limited moisture around the area, we won’t see much in the way of clouds and no rainfall. It will be a dry front. On Monday, highs will struggle to reach 60 degrees. Despite the sunny weather, it will feel very chilly, with a strong north wind in place. Winds on Monday could gust upwards of 25 MPH. Wind-chill values will stay in the 50s all day. This will certainly be the coldest weather so far this season. Tuesday morning, many locations will be in the lower 30s, but with some wind still around, we won’t see the wide-spread frost around here. Some locations will reach the freezing mark.
On Tuesday, we’ll continue to see plenty of sunshine, but a cold day, as highs will stay in the upper 50s. As an Artic high moves in Tuesday night, we will see our coldest night, with many locations flirting with the freezing mark; also, widespread frost will be an issue. Any vulnerable vegetation should be protected, as it will likely be susceptible to the cold weather. The cold weather will be on the retreat by Wednesday, as highs will warm back into the upper 60s. Thursday and Friday will feel much warmer. The deep eastern trough will move out, and highs will recover back into the lower 70s. The warm weather will be just in time for Halloween, which is on Friday. Highs will be in the lower 70s, with sunny skies around. Once the sun sets, chilly temperatures will return, as lows return into the middle 40s. There is no rain in the forecast over the next 7 days, which will leave us dry for the month of October. Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour Saturday night, as we head back into Standard Time. Be sure to join me tonight at 10 p.m. for the full details on your forecast. Have a great day!
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