More dry time and sunshine today


DISCUSSION:  It’s shaping up to be a very nice day today, as we are starting things out with pretty clear and quiet conditions across the region. Plenty of sunshine will stay with us throughout the day. Our temperatures will run about 10 degrees above normal, as highs make it into the mid 70s this afternoon. With the lower humidity that we see during this time of year, 70s should feel rather nice and comfy though.

Thursday hourly planner.

Overnight lows will drop back into the 50s heading into Friday morning. Once again, a few spots of fog will be possible early in the day, but it shouldn’t be anything too dense. Friday is also looking dry and mild with highs in the mid 70s.

The rain we received over through the start of the week has been much needed, especially given our current drought. However, we still need much more to help out with our current drought. The newest drought monitor was released this morning and did not include much in the way of change, as much of the area is still under a severe drought.

Latest drought monitor.

Our next chance of rain will come this weekend. Models are starting to agree more on the timing of this cold front, which looks to enter the area during the first half of Saturday. This looks to be a faster moving system that lacks moisture, which means that we will likely be looking at a brief period of showers at some point during the day. This will also keep temperatures pretty cool throughout the day on Saturday as highs will be stuck in the 60s, with some spots struggling to make it out of the upper 50s.

Cold front arrives Saturday.

Much cooler air will make a return behind this front, though. Overnight lows heading into Sunday could be very cold, with some spots potentially seeing upper 30s! Our highs return to the 60s by Sunday afternoon as we dry things out.

We are looking to stay pretty dry for the beginning of next week, but our are still needs more rain! Another disturbance will be entering the region towards the middle of the week, bringing a cold front to us by Wednesday. We should be able to receive some more showers from this before drying out once again.

Expected Peak For Fall Colors

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.

10 Day Forecast.

Dry, sunny. Highs in the 70s.
Mostly clear, quiet. Lows in the 50s.
Staying dry. Warmer. Highs in the mid to upper 70s.
Showers possible. Highs in the low 60s.
Dry and cooler with highs in the mid 60s. Cold start with lows in the upper 30s and low 40s.
Dry again. Highs in the 60s.
Looking dry. Highs in the 60s.
Showers possible. Highs in the 60s.
Mostly dry. Highs in the 60s.
Drying up. Highs in the 60s.

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