Slow warming trend continues, but changes next week

>> Thursday, October 19, 2017

After another chilly start to our day for Thursday, highs will warm into the low and mid 70s for much of the piedmont this afternoon. Mountain highs will likely be in the upper 60s.....all under a sunny sky.

The slow warming trend will continue through Friday and into the weekend with a dry forecast holding on through the weekend as well. 

Our next storm system will then arrive early in the week. There remains some timing differences among the various computer models, but for the time being, I will highlight good chance for some rain and embedded storms Monday into early Tuesday. 

Following that system, I still expect a shot of the coldest air thus far this season to arrive Wednesday through Friday next week. 


Much cooler air has arrived

>> Tuesday, October 17, 2017

After a lot of well above average temperature through October to this point, much cooler autumn air has arrived. This morning, many mountain spots made it down into the 30s, and some locations were in the 30s in the foothills and piedmont. 
In spite of full sun, highs today will be in the 50s in the mountains and 60s in the piedmont, and Wednesday's highs will be quite similar. 
Lows Wednesday morning will be a little colder in most spots than what occurred Tuesday morning. Widespread frost is possible in the mountains, and some patchy areas of frost are possible in the foothills and piedmont. 
A slow warming trend will occur late in the work week and into the weekend, and our next chance of rain and storms arrives Monday. An even colder shot of air will then likely arrive by the middle of next week.


Cooler weather pattern arriving

>> Thursday, October 12, 2017

After multiple days of mid summer-like heat and humidity, a cooler weather pattern is beginning to unfold in the region. Highs Thursday will be below what we have seen on recent days, and Friday's highs will be even cooler. 

Look for plenty of clouds at times Thursday and Friday, and some showers will be a possibility at times as well.

The weekend looks great with warm afternoons and good intervals of sunshine. The peak of the fall foliage season is now occurring in the elevations above about 3000' up in the mountains, so this weekend is a great time to head up that way and enjoy the fall colors. 

Finally, a push of true cool, dry, more typical October air will arrive next week. Piedmont lows will be well down into the 40s by Monday night, and mountain areas will likely be in the 30s. Afternoons most days next week will be sunny and pleasant. 


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