Forecast: October-like Weather Arrives
Cooler, crisper weather with sunshine at times
FORECAST IN DETAIL
In the wake of the cold front which brought some scattered, gusty showers to the region yesterday, welcome the coolest air of this young fall season. Though we'll have some sunshine over the next several days, it will interact with the cold pool of air aloft, producing occasional cloud cover and even a widely scattered shower or sprinkle (mainly in the afternoon). At night, the cooler pattern should push the outer suburbs well into the 40s, which triggers the big question: do you turn your heat on yet or not!?
Today (Tuesday): Variable sun and clouds today with breezy conditions (winds from the west running about 10-20 mph, with higher gusts at times). Highs should range from the mid-60s to some low 70s. Given some instability in the atmosphere, there is a chance of a light afternoon shower yet (20%). Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: Partly cloudy and cool with lows in the upper 40s (suburbs) to low 50s (downtown). Winds should settle down to the 5 to 10 mph range coming from the west. Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...
Tomorrow (Wednesday): A continued mixture of both clouds and sun should prevail with cool high temperatures mainly in the mid-to-upper 60s, but a few spots south and east could break into the low 70s. We still cannot rule out a slight 20% chance of a light afternoon shower. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: Under partly cloudy skies, it will turn even cooler with lows dropping into the middle 40s in the outer suburbs to around 50 in the city. Confidence: Medium-High
Thursday skies will likely turn mostly sunny, though a few clouds will still be around at times, especially in the afternoon. Highs should mainly be in the mid-to-upper 60s. Thursday night temperatures should drop back down into the 40s (suburbs) and low 50s (mainly in the city). Confidence: Medium
Friday should see clouds slowly increasing once again as a weekend-bound cold front approaches the area. There is a 30% chance of showers by afternoon with highs ranging from the upper 60s to the lower 70s. Clouds will bring low temperatures up Friday night, only falling into the mid-to-upper 50s. Confidence: Medium
At least half the weekend is looking like trouble once again. After last weekend's washout, it appears that Saturday could be wet again as another cold front approaches the area. Occasional showers seem likely (60% chance), with highs in the low 70s. Confidence: Low-Medium
There is a decent chance we could get the cold front through fast enough to salvage a good part of Sunday with some sunshine, though we could also be battling lingering showers. Right now, it looks like highs in the 70s, lows in the upper 50s to low 60s. Confidence: Low
The early look at next week suggests a cool Monday, but then warming trends on Tuesday and Wednesday (could we see a brief burst of 80s again?!).
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