FORECAST IN DETAIL
While we flip our calendars over to October today, the local climate has decided it wants to rewind to early September instead. Temperatures advance back into the low to middle 80s several times this week and into the weekend too. The good news is that we are not seeing any major upticks in humidity, so that I can get away with saying “pleasantly warm” for this time of year.
The delay of a weekend cold front is not good news for the desperate rain dancers out there, but it looks like that cold front could still deliver a two-day rain event early next week at least.
Tonight: A few clouds are around, but we still cool off to comfortable levels from the middle 50s in the outer suburbs to the low to middle 60s in the city. Light winds again come from a westerly direction. Confidence: Medium-High
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Tomorrow (Wednesday): This may end up being the warmest day of the week with mostly sunny skies, low humidity, and temperatures drifting up into the middle 80s around the area. Humidity remains relatively low (we’re still working that California theme here!), so we aren’t dealing with much of a heat index. Some spots may edge up to 86-87, which is just a touch too warm for Nice Day status. Light winds from the west at 5 to 10 mph. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy and still cooling down to the upper 50s to middle 60s across the area. Light winds from the west yet again. Confidence: Medium-High
A LOOK AHEAD
The weekend is trending a bit drier as the cold front arriving from the Midwest decides to slow down a bit more. We still manage a 20% chance of showers later Saturday with a 30% Saturday night with a 30% chance of more showers Sunday under generally partly cloudy skies. Temperatures are still warm with low 80s both days and lows Saturday night near the 60-65 range. The guidance is mixed on timing, but better chances for rain arrive either Sunday night or into Monday as the cold front finally approaches. Confidence: Medium