Dodging some showers

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Main Threats

Tuesday morning: Frost

Wednesday (Halloween): Heavy rain and/or strong storms.

Summary

Look for mostly cloudy skies to continue for today, with isolated to scattered showers around the area. Temps will hang out in the low 50s for highs and near 40 for lows tonight. We should see skies becoming partly cloudy tonight. I wouldn’t be too surprised to see us sneak in a peak of sun before sunset, but I wouldn’t count on that too much. Those partly cloudy skies should stick with us through Sunday, though there may be plenty of clouds still hanging around.

The bigger weather story for Sunday may be the gusty winds that should move in. Those winds are associated with another front that could bring us a chance for showers, especially during the afternoon and evening. The next chance for frost shouldn’t come until Tuesday morning, as skies finally clear out. There are indications this morning that skies will clear out Monday, so don’t be surprised if that forecast of mostly cloudy on Monday changes.

The next big storm system should start to move in here on Wednesday. That system may bring heavy rainfall and/or strong storms for our Halloween. Stay tuned. You may want a costume that works well in rain…

Tropics

Well, we finally have Tropical Storm Oscar. The storm is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by Monday night. The good news is that, as I suspected, our cold fronts that are sweeping through will also sweep Oscar out to sea, where he will only be a worry to the fishes of the sea.

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Records

This was a wild weather day across the U.S. on this day in 1989. A winter storm crossing the Rocky Mountains dropped up to two feet of snow on the mountains near Salt Lake City, Utah. Meanwhile, “Indian Summer” was bringing very mild temperatures to the eastern U.S. Records were set in both Marquette and Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, when afternoon high temps topped out in the lower 70s! For perspective, both locations are only in the lower 40s for highs this weekend, which is a much more typical late October forecast for them.

News

The remnants of Willa, which made landfall on the western coast of Mexico earlier this week, are now sweeping up the East Coast of the US. Those remnants have combined with a storm system to produce the season’s first Nor’easter today! That storm will bring strong, gusty winds to New England, along with more snowfall. I’m not sure I have ever seen a tropical system from the Pacific eventually add fuel to a Nor’easter….

You all have a great weekend!

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