Good Thursday, everyone. The weather we’re having this week is about as good as you can get for fall around here. Mild and sunny afternoons and crisp, chilly nights are teaming up for a dose of awesomeness. The good stuff will stick around into the weekend, but some big time changes work in next week.
The short term forecast is pretty straightforward. Highs will be in the low to mid 70s under partly to mostly sunny skies. Lows will stay in the 40s. These numbers hold true for today, Friday and into Saturday.
We do have a weak cold front entering the picture on Sunday and that will bring isolated showers and storms our way. This front will help spark a bigger change as we head into the first half of next week.
A huge storm will develop across the plains and head into the Great Lakes. This may have a snowstorm behind it and heavy rain and thunderstorms ahead of it. We will likely deal with that part of this system by Tuesday into Wednesday:
The air coming in behind the front looks very chilly and could bring us the first widespread frost of the season. A deep trough like this usually delivers that type of a cold air mass: