A crisp fall morning starts the workweek with clear skies and temperatures in the 30s. This afternoon, highs will reach around 50 or slightly better, and the same forecast is in store for Tuesday. Look for nearly 100 percent of the possible sunshine.
The weather system that was once Hurricane Patricia is currently centered over the Gulf Coast states and moving northward. This system will combine with a piece of energy from Canada to bring an unsettled mid-week period.
I circled where the remnants of Patricia are the morning on this satellite.
There will be milder air streaming northward along with this rainfall, and by Wednesday night and Thursday morning there will be humidity in the air. The added moisture means some of the rain could be heavy at times, but not everyone will see the heavy rain.
The timing looks like we get by the morning commute Wednesday on the dry side, but by afternoon and early evening the rain will be spreading in from the west. Because the system is moving steadily along, I suspect a slow wet afternoon commute on Wednesday.
Wednesday night brings the core of the rain, but very mild air. Temperatures will likely hold in the upper 50s to near 60 all night, and you won’t need the heat!
The system passes to the north and east on Thursday putting an end to the showers and eventually cooling us off. Friday and Halloween both look dry and cool. I’ll talk more about specific temperatures for the kids on Halloween later this week, but there will be a chill to the air.
Today: Sunny, with a high near 50.
Tonight: Clear, with a low 30-35.
Tuesday: Sunny, with a high around 50.
Wednesday: Cloudy, with a rain later in the afternoon and evening. Highs in the upper 50s.
Thursday: Morning showers end, then clearing. Highs 65-69.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 55.
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