A cold front rolls in Monday

Good Sunday, everyone. We have a true fall cold front rolling into the region late tonight and Monday. This bad boy will bring a few showers and storms our way and will also unleash some normal late September air. This is the first of two fronts set to visit the state in the week ahead.

Before we get into the weather discussion part of the blog,I want to make sure to mention what’s coming up on The Weather Channel tonight. Storm Stories is doing a special on the March 2nd, 2012 West Liberty tornado. The program airs at 8pm and 11pm, with the West Liberty portion of the show airing in the final half hour. Your friendly weatherdude will be making an appearance to talk about that devastating twister.

As far as the weather is concerned, today is another toasty one with temps in the 90 degree range. Winds will be rather gusty as we wait for a cold front to arrive.  A line of showers and thunderstorms will be gathering steam to our west and northwest, but shouldn’t impact us until late tonight. You can see this line on our regional radar:

A broken line of showers and thunderstorms will then sweep across the rest of the state late tonight into Monday. This isn’t a soaking rain and many areas may not see much, but we will take what we can get. Winds will be gusty as normal late September temps move in here. Monday temps will come down into the 70s, but lows by Tuesday morning may reach the upper 40s in some areas:

Tuesday afternoon looks awesome with low humidity and 70s.

Another cold front will work our way late Wednesday and Thursday with our next chance for some showers and storms. Could another one try to sneak in next weekend? A few models are trying to show this:

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This will keep our temps near normal, but the heat is on next weekend into the following week as another huge ridge develops across the eastern half of the country. 90 degree temps are a good bet and we could be talking about record highs into early October.

Have a great Sunday and take care.

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