The rollercoaster ride of weather this week has reached its peak and we will begin to plummet downhill in the temperature department over the next 24 hours. By Saturday morning, the temperature could be more than 50 degrees colder than our high on Tuesday.
A strong cold front crossed the region early this afternoon and brought widespread rain. Some patches of sun are developing behind it and this will be the trend going into the evening hours. A small pocket of moisture trailing behind the front could still bring a few showers to the region mainly between 7 p.m. and midnight. These will be widely scattered and not nearly as numerous as the rain earlier today.
Temperatures are going to go from the upper 70s at 6 p.m. down into the upper 60s by 11 p.m. It will be a little breeze tonight so you might want your jacket.
If you don’t use that jacket tonight, you are definitely going to want it on Friday. Morning lows will start out in the middle 50s but highs will barely make it into the middle 60s! Combine that with a stiff north wind all day and you have a chilly fall afternoon.
We will start the day with some sunshine but clouds will develop during the afternoon hours. These clouds will be driven by the heating from the sun and will dissipate once we progress into the evening. Temperatures will fall very quickly on Friday night as the sky clears out and the wind begins to calm down. Expect evening temperatures in the 50s with lows into the lower/middle 40s on Saturday morning. It is not out of the question that some outlying areas may even hit 38 or 39 degrees! Needless to say, it will be jacket weather Friday evening.
Beautiful sunshine is in the forecast for the upcoming weekend. The temperature will warm ever so slightly both days. We will see a high around 70 on Saturday and 75 on Sunday. Lows on Sunday morning will still be cool in the upper 40s. A very weak cool front may bring a spotty shower or two overnight Sunday into early Monday morning.
The weather pattern will moderate as we move through next week. Highs will begin to head back into the 80s and building humidity may even pop off a few thunderstorms.
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