Wednesday night will bring mostly clear skies and temperatures remain above average. We will drop into the mid 50s by the morning commute. We are dry tonight and will keep that going through the morning. Watch for some areas of fog as you head out the door earlier in the day.

Thursday, winds take on a more southerly direction and we keep mostly clear skies in the forecast as high pressure remains in control over the area. This allows a quick jump in temperatures back to the upper 70s and even a few low 80s. Lows in the upper 50s. An isolated shower cannot be ruled out, but most are dry.

Friday, we see the return of some humid air to the region as winds remain out of the south and a strong cold front begins to approach from the west. Clouds will slowly build during the day and become overcast during the overnight hours. Rain should hold off for the most part until Saturday. Highs in the upper 70s and low 80s, lows in the upper 50s and low 60s.

Saturday, widespread soaking rain is expected as our strong fall cold front moves through early in the morning. Winds will be strong along with the driving rain, gusts of 25+mph are likely. The reason why this front will pack such a punch is the large temperature difference on either side. Generally the bigger the difference, the stronger the front. Highs in the mid-60s are expected, lows in the low 40s and upper 30s.

Sunday, the chill in the air is felt across the region after a cold start to the morning, highs struggle to get into the upper 50s for most with some not even breaking out of the low 50s during the day. Clouds will slowly clear allowing some sunshine into the region, but it won’t do much to warm us up against a brisk northwest wind. Lows in the 30s are expected.

It’s likely we’ll see our first widespread frost and/or freeze by the beginning of next week. Gardners now is the time to have your exit plan ready for your gardens and your sensitive vegetation! We’re already a bit behind schedule on when we normally see this, so quite a few are already on “borrowed time” for the growing season.

Monday, highs slowly return to the upper 50s and low 60s across the region as winds shift more southerly and high pressure takes control. We’ll still face some cold mornings, with frost being possible heading out the door Monday morning!

Tuesday, highs make a quick jump back into the upper 60s and the low 70s as wind shift out of the south. High pressure will still be in control, which also means we continue to see the sun from the day before.

In the extended forecast, we’ll remain cool with some chances for rain returning to the forecast as we head towards the end of next week. Highs will slowly fall back from the upper 60s to the upper 50s.

As a reminder, the Fall Burn Ban is in effect until December 31. Take the time to remember the rules, and be sure to use common sense this Fall.

Mostly clear and quiet. Lows in the 50s.
Quiet, a few showers, but mostly dry. Highs in the upper 70s.
Showers are possible very late. Highs in the upper 70s.
Heavy rain, gusty winds. Highs in the upper 60s.
Drier but much cooler. Highs in the upper 50s and low 60s.
Cool and dry. Highs in the upper 50s and low 60s.
Mostly Sunny. Highs in the mid-60s.
Seasonable. Highs in the upper 60s.
A bit cooler, some clouds. Highs in the 60s.