Put a fork in the 80 degree + weather for awhile. It's done! There may be frost on the pumpkin this weekend as the coldest air mass so far this season descends upon the state. We're going to go from using the A/C to using the heater this weekend. We'll also go from having a heat index to a wind chill as well. The temperature difference between highs last weekend and next weekend could be as great as 30 degrees. The first frost of the season may be likely for many and there could even be freezing temperatures across the far north Saturday and Sunday morning. Don't forget to fall back one hour Saturday night/Sunday morning as daylight saving time comes to an end.
Now onto Election Day. It's still a week away from the time I'm writing this post and there are obvious model differences which is to be expected. The Euro moves through front and rain through here during the first half of next Tuesday while the GFS stalls the front and precip across the northwestern half of the state most of next Tuesday. At this point, it's too early to predict the speed of the front and the exact timing of all this. However, both of the models do show a descent potential for rainfall.
The maps from the European model are courtesy of weatherbell.com
|These are forecast temperatures on Friday at 7PM according to the European model. It shows 40s north and 50s central/south. There may even be a wind chill temperature for some! It should also be dry.|
|Look at the forecast lows from the European Saturday morning. It could be at or below freezing across the north and in the mid 30s central and south. If the winds diminish enough, a frost will be likely.|
|By Sunday morning, the cold air mass is slowly easing to the east, but it's still cold with widespread 30s across the state.|