October is quickly coming to a close and it has been a dry month overall with above average temperatures for a good portion of the month, followed by a persistent chill more recently. We may get wet once or even twice before the month ends and November will begin with a mild start to the month.
This evening we have already seen temperatures fall into the 30s across the area with mainly clear skies above. However, a disturbance will move through early on Wednesday and ahead of it clouds will be on the increase tonight with just a slight chance of a light shower of rain or snow. Temperatures will hover in the low 30s for most of the night. Winds are light.
An early rain shower, or snow shower in the hilly terrain, is possible during the morning commute Wednesday, however as the disturbance moves eastward during the day the skies gradually improve in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s to low 50s with a west wind 10 mph or less. Any precipitation we do get will be very light and some of you may dodge the precipitation altogether. Most of the precipitation will fall to our north.
High pressure remains in control at the surface Wednesday night and then begins to move offshore Thursday. Mostly clear to partly cloudy skies Wednesday night, lows in the 30s and winds near calm.
Thursday, as the high moves eastward and well offshore a vigorous storm system will be taking shape through the central portion of the country with precipitation falling from the Great Lakes all the way to the Gulf coast. This storm will be a major player for us Thursday night and Friday and will be centered just north of the Great Lakes Friday then sweeping into eastern Canada over the weekend. It will bring milder air up the coast, showers with periods of heavy rain and lots of wind Thursday night into Friday, followed by blustery and mostly cloudy conditions to start the weekend. A few showers may linger into Saturday as an upper level low remains in the area.
Mild temperatures on Thursday with highs in the low 60s, then upper 60s to possibly 70 on Friday. Temperatures remain in the 60s Saturday before cooling back to the 50s on Sunday, behind a departing cold front. The overnight lows will be mild as they range from the 50s Thursday night to the 40s Friday night and then back to the 30s Saturday night.