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It's another damp day across the area with lots of clouds and showers. Temperatures this afternoon will only be in the lower 60s. It won't rain all the time but we will not see any sunshine.
Later this evening and overnight, a cold front will cross the area. This brings a period of heavier showers and downpours, which will end as the system moves off toward the east. Temperatures will warm up for Wednesday. By the time we get to Thursday, look for readings in the 70s to around 80. This will be about 10 degrees above the long-term averages.
A switch of wind to the north comes on Friday with cooler air and readings back into the lower and mid-60s. They will be plenty of sunshine over the upcoming weekend and it will be seasonable to start, warm to finish.
After today's rain and a brief early shower Wednesday, I don't see any chance of precipitation for several days. October tends to be one of the sunniest months of the year. Last year was the second warmest October on record and this year we will at least start the first half of the month on a very warm note. This could continue right through Halloween.
This is Columbus Day weekend, a three-day weekend for many. If you're thinking about heading north for foliage, you'll still have to drive at least 2 to 3 hours before you start getting into significant color change.
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Tuesday: Clouds, a bit muggy. A chance for a few showers. Highs in the mid to upper 60s.
Tuesday Night: Showers, some could be heavier early. Lows 55-59.
Wednesday: Early clouds, then some clearing. Warmer late. Highs 70-75.
Thursday: Sunshine and clouds, highs 75-80.
Friday: Sunshine and clouds. May shower. Highs 60-66.
Saturday: Sun and clouds. Quite pleasant. Highs in the upper 60s to near 70.
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