After a frosty and foggy start this morning, we’ll see clouds break up and temps climb to near 50 by this afternoon. I don’t think we’ll see clear skies, but we’ll certainly see some sun peaking through. West winds will be a bit nippy today, at times gusting to 15-20 mph. Tonight, we should see enough clearing to get lots of frost going again. I think we’ll have just enough cloud cover and just enough of a southerly breeze to avoid a hard freeze, but we should certainly see plenty of frost scattered around. Highs on Thursday and Friday will jump into the lower 60s, thanks to southerly winds ahead of our next storm system. Those winds will be getting quite gusty by Friday afternoon. I think the showers will hold off until after dark Friday, but we’ll certainly see some rainfall from this storm system. Rainfall amounts should be similar to this past system we had (1-2″).
Saturday looks like a rainy, raw day. Highs will only be in the 40s with lots of showers around. I don’t think we’ll see any storms with this front, but a rumble of thunder isn’t out of the question, especially late Friday night/Saturday morning. The heaviest rain should be out of here by Saturday afternoon, though showers will linger well into the night and into Sunday morning. That’s when things get a bit interesting. By Sunday morning our temps will have dropped into the lower 30s and any left over rain shower activity will turn to snow showers. No accumulation is expected, but it will be interesting to see our first snow flakes of the season (and before Halloween!). Fingers crossed, right?
Highs Sunday will stay in the low to mid 40s, with a hard freeze expected Monday morning. Temps into early next week should climb back into the lower 50s.
We’re still keeping an eye on the tropics. Another tropical system is expected to develop in the southern Gulf and impact Florida by the weekend. It is not expected to be anything more than a heavy rain maker, though.
I really wish I had better news for the weekend forecast because it looks like the trees are going to be at or near peak color. They really start to change fast when they get a little frost on them. Hopefully, Sunday’s weather will be better for getting out and seeing those colors.