Bone-chilling for Halloween!

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The latest model blend shows temperatures well below average for any trick-or-treaters Friday evening.
The latest model blend shows temperatures well below average for any trick-or-treaters Friday evening.

NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Mainly clear and chilly. A few areas of patchy frost possible.
6am: Clear 40°
8am: Clear 41°
10am: Sunny 50°

A NICE THURSDAY:
Sunshine from Wednesday carries over into today with temperatures a tad cooler than yesterday. We’ll see highs climb into the lower 60s after starting in the 30s this morning. Overnight lows tonight will be milder, falling into the lower 40s as clouds increase with a southeast wind ahead of a system approaching for Friday.

BIG CHILL FOR HALLOWEEN!
Some of the coldest air of the season is set to arrive Halloween night! A cold front will move through our area right at time for trick-or-treating Friday evening. The front may touch off a few light rain showers Friday afternoon and evening. There is even a possibility that some locations – especially east of I-65 – could see some wet snow flakes mix with the rain showers just before they end Friday night (no accumulation expected, though). The big story by far will be the plunge in temperatures late Friday, from a midday high in the mid 50s to the low 40s by evening with blustery north winds. Friday night’s lows will plunge to around 30, likely making for our first freeze of the season.

The weekend starts out chilly, although it looks dry for Saturday and Sunday. Highs Saturday may not make it out of the 40s before some moderation takes place as the weekend draws to a close. We may experience our first hard freeze of the season Saturday night, with lows dropping into the mid to upper 20s.

Don’t forget:This weekend marks the end of Daylight Saving Time (set clocks back one hour Saturday night)!

NEXT WEEK:
Monday looks dry before a decent chance for showers arrives late on Election Day. Highs will be seasonably mild in the low to mid 60s.

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TODAY:
Sunny and Cooler…High 61, winds SE-4

TONIGHT:
Increasing Clouds, Chance of Overnight Rain, Low 42, winds Calm
Precip. Ch. 50% – Rain Amount 0.05″

FRIDAY:
Windy and Colder with Scattered Showers…High 53, winds NW 14-28
Precip. Ch. 50% – Rain Amount 0.05″

Mr. Sunshine Returns!

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GFS model hi/low temperature output for the next 16 days shows well-below average readings. [Courtesy: WeatherBell.com]
GFS model hi/low temperature output for the next 16 days shows well-below average readings. [Courtesy: WeatherBell.com]
NOWCAST THROUGH LATE MORNING:
Patchy drizzle ending. Becoming partly sunny late morning.
6am: Mostly Cloudy 51°
8am: Partly Cloudy 54°
10am: Partly Sunny 55°

FINALLY DRYING OUT:
This morning will start cloudy and cool but some big improvements are on the way as the weekend approaches. High pressure builds over the region bringing back sunshine and pleasant temperatures. A weak cold front will pass through late Friday into early Saturday bringing only a few clouds and some cooler air. Highs will reach into the mid 70s Friday, but fall back into the mid 60s through the weekend. Daytime readings will remain in the low to mid 60s (about 10° below average) and lows will dip into the low to mid 40s through Wednesday of next week!

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TODAY:
Drizzle Ending, Gradual Clearing…High 64, winds W-6

TONIGHT:
Mainly Clear with Areas of Patchy Fog…Low 48, winds Light

FRIDAY:
Mostly Sunny and Warmer…High 75, winds SW-8