Big changes for the week ahead

Good Monday and welcome to a week of interesting weather. It starts off with a taste of summer but might end with a taste of winter. With big temperature changes on the way, it’s time to buckle up for the ride.

Highs Monday will hit the mid- and upper 70s in most areas. A few spots could even tickle the 80-degree mark. That’s pretty impressive for this late in the year.

Current temperatures

Winds will gust, with some late-day clouds filtering in from the west. Those clouds are ahead of a strong cold front that arrives Tuesday. This front will usher in a gusty line of showers and thunderstorms by the end of the day:

NAM

The air behind that front is much cooler than what’s in front of it. Highs on Wednesday should stay in the 50s, with showers ending during the morning.

Thursday’s weather looks dry but chilly as another cold front marches in from the northwest. This front surges in just in time for Halloween and should give us the coldest air of the fall so far. The timing on this frontal passage appears to be just before the kiddos make their candy rounds:

GFS

Winds will be gusty and there is the chance for a chilly shower. Some of the models even hint at a snowflake or two Friday night and early Saturday. That’s when lows should bottom out in the 20s:

GFS 2That’s a cold map to open up the month of November. After a cold weekend, temps should rebound early next week before dropping again later in the week.

Enjoy your taste of summer and take care.

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