RIGHT NOW: We're tracking some showers and a few storms as expected on the radar network. Here's how things look around 6 PM ET:
These showers are very scattered in nature and are moving mainly from west to east across the area. Temperatures are warm once again, but we're also tracking the switch to cooler weather just to our north and west. Here's a look at 6 PM ET temperatures:
Tonight, look for clouds to be decreasing along with lows in the 40s for most of the area, with some low 50s still possible to the south.
FINISHING THE WEEK & HALLOWEEN: Look for a lot of sunshine on Thursday with highs back in the lower 70s. High temperatures should be similar on Friday, but we'll see clouds increasing during the day ahead of our next cold front. It will start to become breezy as we take you through Friday afternoon and evening, but we don't anticipate any rain with the next front.
For the kids that will be out trick or treating, the forecast looks pretty good - dry weather, temperatures in the 60s, and the wind picking up. If you're out late Friday night, prepare for cooler and windier weather!
COLDEST AIR OF THE SEASON: A sharp change to even colder air will be pushing in late Halloween night and into the weekend. Look for lows in the 30s and 40s by Saturday morning across the area - with the stronger winds that are forecast, I don't think we'll deal with any issues with a frost or a freeze across the area, however. By Saturday afternoon, highs will struggle to make it to the 60 degree mark in many spots, and as winds go calm Saturday night, that will set the stage for the coldest temperatures for Sunday morning. Look for low to mid 30s for most of the area, and we'll certainly have the risk of the first frost for some folks, and those normally cooler spots might deal with a freeze. We'll be watching this closely for you! Highs should make it back up into the low to mid 60s on Sunday, and we'll see plenty of sun both days.
NEXT WEEK: The cool shot of air won't stick around for very long as we start to see another pattern shift. High temperatures will get back into the upper 60s and lower 70s on Monday, and we should see low and mid 70s by Tuesday and Wednesday. Clouds will also be on the increase Tuesday ahead of our next storm system, and it's possible we get some rain back in the area by Wednesday, but at this point the GFS and the European models are not in very good agreement about this next storm system, so we'll be watching for any changes to the extended forecast.
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Chief Meteorologist Derek Kinkade, WTVM / WXTX