Autumn has hit its stride. While unexciting for weather forecasters, we’re now in the midst of a stretch with ample daytime sunshine and clear, cool nights. We actually warm up a bit Friday compared to today, but Friday night the bottom drops out, prompting the freeze watch in our colder north and west suburbs.

Through Tonight: Clear and chilly. If it were not for a wind from the south coming in late at night we would have frost and freeze concerns. That breeze from the south at aroud 5-10 mph puts a light brake on temperatures, which still drop down to the upper 30s in the cooler suburbs to the mid-40s downtown.

Friday: A weak cold front comes through during the first half of the day, but it just brings a few high clouds. For the most part, skies are sunny, with highs in the mid-60s. It’s a bit breezy, with a wind from the west and then northwest behind the front, reaching 10-15 mph, with some higher gusts.

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