Our last day with measurable rain was on Tuesday October 14th. Since then, we have experienced an incredible stretch of fall weather. We could certainly use some rain around here and it looks like the dry stretch may end around mid-week. For now we will continue to deal with more of a temperature forecast. We had quite a spread in temperatures today. Some outlying areas started off the day in the upper 30s with afternoon temperatures nearing 80º. The dry conditions will help set the stage for another chilly night with lows in the mid 50s. Temperatures will be a few degrees lower outside of the more populated areas. You can expect another gorgeous day tomorrow with a slightly warmer afternoon.
OUR NEXT RAINMAKER: A southerly flow will be returning on Monday and Tuesday and this will help set the stage for milder conditions at night. Highs will be in the 80s with lows in the upper 50s at night. We will continue to enjoy sunny weather on Monday but clouds will be on the increase Tuesday ahead of our next cold front. This front will bring us a chance for showers and perhaps a storm on Wednesday. The potential for rain will quickly shift south Wednesday night so we do not expect this to be a major rainmaker.
(GFS Precipitation Plot for 7 a.m. Wednesday.)
FREEZING TEMPERATURES NEXT WEEKEND? The rainmaker will exit just in time for all of the trick-or-treaters on Friday but there is a chance a big chill will be in the air. The models are advertising a pattern that resembles the look of an Omega Block with height rises across south central Canada. This will help channel some very cold air south as a trough develops over our region. This could bring a light freeze to parts of the area next weekend with highs struggling to break out of the 50s! Be sure to check in after the game tonight for more specifics.
(Thickeness Plot valid for noon on Saturday November 1st.)
Fox6 Meteorologist Wes Wyatt