Dry Weather Welcomes the Work Week

Weather

Plenty of sunshine and dry weather has welcomed in the new work week. You won’t need to worry about the rain gear for the next few days, but morning’s might get a little chilly. So a jacket may be necessary as you get ready to head out the door. Maybe even with a nice hot cup of Joe. A combination of clear skies and relatively calm winds have allowed for temperatures to “bottom out” or rapidly drop  into the low to mid 40s. The seasonably cool start will gradually make way for a mild afternoon. Highs today under wall to wall sunshine will climb into the mid to up 60s. If you have the opportunity to go outside today after work or after school, please do.

High pressure will be in control of the weather here the next few days. This means plenty of sunshine will be had for each day. But more importantly, no rain chances. This will give the spots along the rivers that are experiencing significant flooding some time to recede. 

Of course, after the sun sets, whatever warmth was absorbed during the previous afternoon gets radiated into space. What does that mean for you? Put simply, it just means that Tuesday morning could see a few spots drop into the upper 30s. Most of the region will bottom out into the 40s,  Widespread frost typically doesn’t form above 36°, so not expecting major issues with frost development. I personally think that it is crazy that we are already talking about the first frost and freeze of the year.

High pressure will continue to dominate our day tomorrow. Sunny skies will continue which will allow our temperatures during the afternoon to climb into the upper 60s. Wednesday will likely be the final day of completely dry weather. At this point in the week, our high pressure will slide east of the Stateline and move over the Great Lakes. We’ll see a few more high clouds build in by Wednesday afternoon as moisture streams ahead of Thursday’s rain chances. Shower chances do develop late Thursday afternoon and evening. 

Better rain chances do move in by Friday as a strong cold front inches closer. This frontal boundary will have potentially the coldest air of the season behind it. The cold front timing is the key factor to how warm we get on Friday and how quick this cold air filters into the Stateline. This will drop our high temperatures from the upper 60s, down into the upper 40s for the weekend with lows in the 30s.

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