Cold front brings end to warm up and storm chance; Near record warmth next week

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Our string of beautiful if at time picture-perfect days rolled on Tuesday with more sunshine and temperatures reaching the middle 70s.  9 days out of 11 this month have averaged above normal.  Fall 2016 ranks 11th warmest to date with 73% of the days since September 1st above normal.



High temperatures reach the upper 70s on Wednesday before clouds and rain arrives. An approaching cold front will bring scattered showers and thunderstorms through the state by Wednesday evening. We could use some rainfall. With only .04" of rain for the month, we are running over 1" below normal October 2016 is the driest October in 5 years.




Scattered showers and a few storms are possible early Wednesday evening.  The rain coverage should increase later afternoon to just over 40% of the area.   A few thunderstorms are possible with a 'marginal' risk of a severe storms just west of the state per the Storm Prediction Center.

Brace for another sharp temperature drop. October level chill will roar in on northwest winds late Wednesday into Thursday morning. Frost and Freeze advisories fly to the west behind the cold front late Tuesday night.



RPM model forecast radar 8 PM Wednesday

RPM model forecast radar 8 PM Wednesday

6 pm Tuesday temperatures

6 pm Tuesday temperatures


While a cool off arrives to end the week it is only brief.  Despite the cooler air we are expecting sunny weather Thursday and Friday while warming again into the 70s over the weekend.

Warmth is expected again and could surpass the 80° mark by early next week. Current projections off long range forecast models bring temperature well above 80° Monday and Tuesday and warm enough to challenge records for the dates.

Upper air pattern next Monday will carry 80° warth here

                                                               Upper air pattern next Monday will carry 80° warmth here

A overall warmer than normal pattern is to persist over the next 7 to 10 days with signals of a stronger cool surge by the 21st of the month.


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