After a couple of very mild days to begin the month of November much cooler Autumn like temperatures returned today behind a strong cold front that has now moved well offshore. Temperatures remained in the 40s on Sunday, some 20 degrees below the highs Saturday. The coldest air of the season will take a firm hold on the area tonight and into the early portion of the new work week.
High pressure expands southeast out of Canada and controls our weather through mid week. The beginning of the week will be much cooler than normal, then a moderating trend takes shape Wednesday and Thursday as high pressure moves offshore and we return to a southerly air flow.
Tonight, the mercury plummets under clear skies. Near record lows of 19 to 23 degrees. North winds under 10 mph.
Monday, temperatures in the 20s through mid morning will only recover to 40 to 44, despite a good amount of sunshine. A chilly north to northeast wind continues at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday night, a few clouds around and cold. Lows 23 to 27. Light northeast winds.
Tuesday and Tuesday night, partly cloudy and not as cold. Highs 47 to 51. Overnight lows 31 to 37.
Wednesday and Wednesday night, clouds increase, becoming mostly cloudy and milder. Highs 55 to 59. Nighttime lows 42 to 46.
Thursday will be the mildest day of the week as the high sets up offshore. Meanwhile, an approaching cold front positioned through the Ohio Valley most likely slides through our area at night. Plenty of clouds around and a chance of showers through Thursday night. Highs 62 to 66, overnight lows 40 to 44.
Friday will see the temperatures transition back to Autumn as much cooler air once again drives across the region behind the departing cold front. Highs around 50 degrees with partly cloudy skies.