One more warm and sunny autumn day on Friday. Temperatures will warm to the upper 70s in most locations around the Valley. Clouds will increase later in the day as the next weather system approaches. And, it should be a nice comfortable evening for area football. Temperatures will be mild but it will turn chilly after sunset. Sprinkles or light showers can’t be ruled out toward the end of the game.
A whopper of a cold front will approach the Valley late Friday night for a pre-dawn crossing. Rain will accompany this system through much of Saturday morning. The latest hi-resolution model run brings the front through our area around 4:00 AM – 6:00 AM.
Warm temperatures ahead of the front will drop like a stone and won’t warm much more than the upper 50s during the daytime hours Saturday.
Rain will exit with the front by lunchtime, so at least it won’t rain all day. We will even muster some sun in the afternoon as skies clear out. A bit of a gusty west breeze will make it feel colder despite the sun.
A couple of folks have asked about the possibility for frost Saturday night. It will definitely be chilly with temperatures dipping to the upper 30s. There will be a breeze though and that should be enough to prevent any widespread frost. The last time we saw temps here in the Valley in the upper-30s was back in mid-May.
High pressure will bring a return to full sun on Sunday, although temperatures will seem cool after the recent warm spell. In reality, temperatures will be just about where they should be at this time of the year.
Mostly sunny skies and seasonal temperatures will continue into Columbus Day.