A mild start to a busy weather week

Good Monday everyone and thanks for starting your week off with us. October is normally a quiet weather month, but someone forgot to tell that to 2012. Things have been pretty busy around here for the first half of the month and that busy trend shows no signs of letting up.

A cold front pushed through here last night with scattered showers and thunderstorms and gusty winds. That action continues to work off to our east as cooler air blows into town on a west and northwesterly wind. Temps today will hang around the 60s for many. The GFS has a good handle on the northeast to southwest temp gradient setting up:

Current temperatures

A couple of leftover showers will be possible early today across the north and east.

Tuesday and Wednesday look to be pretty good weather days as sunny skies and milder temps return. Low and mid 60s for Tuesday will spike into the lower 70s by Wednesday as our winds begin to crank back up.

Those gusty winds will be ahead of another massive fall storm across the plains states. This will send a cold front in here Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Gusty showers and rumbles of thunder will be likely along and ahead of the front.

Temps will come way down during this time as a potent upper level low dives in here from the northwest:

That is one anomalous system being forecast by the models, and that will lead to very gusty winds, chilly air, periods of showers and periods of sun. That system might affect our weather through the weekend, and that’s something I will keep an eye on.

Make it a great Monday and take care.

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