Forecast: Fall to Keep Feeling Fantastic
Arguably our area's finest weather comes in late April to mid-May and mid-September to mid-October. That's when we see the best chance of dry, warm days and clear, refreshing nights in extended stretches. We're in such a stretch now, so we should savor it. November rains will be here before we know it...
Partly cloudy, 72-76. A weak cold front will pass through the region this afternoon. It has very little moisture associated with it, so its main impact will likely just be some clouds, especially during the morning. Despite the clouds, we should still have at least 50% sunshine, allowing temperatures to rise into the 70s. During the afternoon, a wind from the north will pick up at about 10-15 mph.
Skies clear overnight and winds largely subside, with lows from 40-45 in the cooler suburbs to the upper 40s downtown.
Keep reading for the forecast through the week.
Partly to mostly sunny, a little cooler. 65-69. Winds from the northwest courtesy of a Canadian airmass building into the region will provide a chill, especially during the morning. By the afternoon, a good deal of sunshine will help to undo the chill, with highs reaching the upper 60s. Winds will generally be light.
Clear and quite cool overnight -- possibly the coolest of the season -- with lows 46-49 downtown, and 39-47 in the suburbs.
Most of Wednesday should be nice with a mix of sun and clouds and highs near 70. Late in the day, clouds may increase and a shower or two is possible overnight (20% chance). Confidence: Medium
Weak high pressure builds back into the region Thursday and Friday bringing partly to mostly sunny skies and highs in the low 70s. Confidence: Medium-High
As of now the weekend looks pretty good. High pressure to the north is likely to keep us mostly dry. However, we'll have to watch the possibility of some moisture leaking into the area from the south and southwest...but I'm not sold on significant rain chances at this point. Highs both days will likely be in the low 70s. Confidence: Medium
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