DISCUSSION: A cooler air-mass takes over today. Winds will continue to flow from the north-northwest and with this cooler air in place, highs will settle in the low 70s by the afternoon. We will likely see increasing sun throughout the day as we see another surface high pressure system move in to our north.
It looks like we will be left with mostly clear skies by the time football rolls around. Combine this with our cooler air in place, and it’s actually shaping up to be a bit chilly out at the games! Temperatures will be in the 50s during game time and overnight lows will eventually dip into the 40s by later on heading into Saturday.
Saturday will be another dry day, and it will probably be the better of our two days this week to tackle anything outdoors. Highs will make it into the low 70s under partly cloudy skies, which will make for a nice and comfy day.
Models are in agreement that we will see our best chance of widespread rain in over a month towards the tail end of the weekend. A stronger low pressure system with a decent amount of moisture looks to track just off to our north, and the accompanying cold front will arrive late Sunday. Showers will continue on well into Monday as well, so the rain gear will probably be needed on our way to work and school. Rainfall amounts will range from about half an inch to a full inch. This rain alone won’t bring enough rain to solve our dry spell, but it certainly will help.
We will definitely need this rain to help our the current drought. The new drought monitor includes all of the 59 News viewing area in either a moderate or severe drought.
We dry things out Tuesday, and at the moment the rest of the week looks to be a bit drier. Temperatures do look to behave though, as highs are expected in the low 70s and upper 60s.
Fall colors are starting to appear across the region. We are still a ways out from peak color, but you may notice leaves changing already. Most of the area will see peak colors by mid or late October. The further north you head, the quicker leaves change. With the dry spell we’ve been dealing with leaves can potentially fall before they even reach their peak colors, so some spots could be lackluster this year.
Stray shower. Cooling down. Lows in the 50s.
Dry, but much cooler with highs in the low 70s.
Staying dry and comfortable. Highs in the 70s.
Rain likely. Highs in the 70s.
Rain likely. Highs in the 60s.
Mostly dry. Highs in the 60s.
Staying. Highs in the 60s.
Dry again. Highs in the 70s.
Shower possible. Highs in the 60s.