Cool Sunday forecast before temperatures slowly climb

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Clouds lingered for much of Saturday morning resulting in cool conditions for the start of the weekend.  We are finally starting to see a few more rays of sunshine and this will help the temperature make it into the mid to upper 50s across the state today.  Regardless, we are still below normal for this time of year as we should be in the low 60s for late October standards.

FCST_Low_TempsWe’ll continue to see a few passing clouds tonight as a weak cold front passes through the state.  This boundary isn’t going to bring us any rainfall, but just a guaranteed shot of cool air again on Sunday.  Temperatures tonight will fall into the mid to low 30s with partly cloudy skies. Winds will also die down below 10 mph after a breezy Saturday.

Sunday will be mostly sunny and cool as a weak area of high pressure slips into this part of the Ohio Valley.  This will help ensure the sunshine on Sunday but it also cements the cool airmass.  Temperatures will only make it into the mid 50s on Sunday afternoon.

Jen_SurfacemapA few more clouds roll in on Monday and this takes us back to partly cloudy skies. Temperatures will continue to slowly rise this day back into the upper 50s.   The big talker of the week is a significant area of low pressure developing in the Great Plains.  Moisture could arrive from this system as early as Tuesday afternoon and evening along the lifting warm front.  This initial chance for rain will be on the lighter side that evening and spotty showers and storms would continue on Wednesday well in advance of the cold front.  It’s that cold front that has everyone’s attention.  Timing wise, it looks like this will enter the area on Thursday afternoon and Thursday evening to start.  This will bring in a good chance for heavier showers and even thunderstorms.  Obviously, this could prove problematic being that it’s Halloween.  We’ll have more finite details on the timing of this cold front and just how strong it will be as the event gets closer.