2 More Days
Posted by Chris Lambert
The milder weather has it's days numbered around here, and that number is now at 2.
Once again, we'll be well into the 50s, if not near 60 this afternoon. The difference today, more clouds are around and even the chance for a passing sprinkle or shower this afternoon. So, not a bad day overall as more hours are dry vs. wet.
Southerly winds increase tonight and that means temps don't fall that much. We'll slide to near 50 this evening, and bounce back up to near 60 by daybreak. Showers increase in coverage overnight, and even a few embedded thunderstorms are possible by tomorrow morning. The highest chance for a few thunderstorms tomorrow morning is along a cold front that triggers a severe storm outbreak across the Ohio Valley and Midwest today.
The set- up of the atmosphere won't be as dangerous by the time the system/front gets here, but with strong winds just above the surface, there's a slight risk for a few damaging wind gusts tomorrow morning across the western 1/2 of the state. Most of us will see wind gusts between 35-40mph, which is below severe criteria.
Showers and storms drop 0.25-0.50" of rain for most, and is out of here by early to mid afternoon. That allows for a dry end to the day as cold weather gets ready to settle on in for the mid-week period.
Looking long range, there's a lot of agreement with the coldest air of the season arriving near the end of next weekend and early in the following work-week (around Nov. 25th). Lot's of time to see if this materializes, or transitions into or out of with storminess, but something to keep an eye on.