The Week Ahead: A few showers and a quick cold snap

It was a seasonable first weekend of October, but we have fluctuating temperatures and a few showers in the forecast this week. Here’s what to expect for this week’s Total Outlook.MONDAYInitially, Monday had looked cloudier and wetter but now it’s looking like we’ll see some breaks of sun and showers will be limited. We can’t rule out the opportunity for a shower, but most of the day will end up being dry as a system scoots by well south of us.It should also remain seasonable with highs in the low to mid 60’s once again. Monday night will feature some clearer skies with high pressure briefly in control and lows will drop back into the 40’s to near 50 at the coast. TUESDAYTuesday had initially looked bright and dry, but as we start to see some milder air move in, we could get a few clouds in the afternoon and a spotty shower can’t be ruled out. This will start a brief warm up with highs approaching the mid to upper 60’s through the middle of the week. Lows Tuesday night will also be a tad milder in the low 50’s with a southwesterly breeze.WEDNESDAYWednesday may be the warmest day this week with highs pushing the upper 60’s, possibly even touching 70 degrees in spots. With the warmer air, we also see a greater chance for showers as an area of low pressure tracks nearby with associated frontal boundaries offering rain. We could see scattered showers to start the day and then a possible period of steadier showers Wednesday evening. The mountains likely see the most rainfall out of this with amounts from a quarter to half an inch possible there. Stay tuned this week for updates on the track and timing of this rain. THURSDAYAny lingering showers will clear out early Thursday and behind that system, we see a quick shot of cold air. In fact, if there are any showers or sprinkles that linger across the highest terrain, dropping temperatures may allow for spotty frozen precipitation in the mountains. Thursday will be the transition day with highs likely reaching the low 60’s earlier on before quickly dropping through the afternoon. It will be breezy with chilly winds out of the northwest.You’ll need the heavier blanket Thursday night because it will be cold with lows in the 20’s and 30’s across the area early Friday morning. Brrr!FRIDAY & THE WEEKENDFriday will be the coldest day of the week with highs across the area only reaching the 50’s. It will be a mainly sunny and dry day, but well below normal with chilly temperatures. This cold snap will be short-lived, however.Friday night lows will be back in the upper 30’s to low 40’s ahead of milder weekend weather. At this point, the weekend could feature partly sunny skies and it looks like we warm back to above-normal temperatures in the mid or upper 60’s.

It was a seasonable first weekend of October, but we have fluctuating temperatures and a few showers in the forecast this week. Here’s what to expect for this week’s Total Outlook.

MONDAY

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Initially, Monday had looked cloudier and wetter but now it’s looking like we’ll see some breaks of sun and showers will be limited.

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We can’t rule out the opportunity for a shower, but most of the day will end up being dry as a system scoots by well south of us.

It should also remain seasonable with highs in the low to mid 60’s once again. Monday night will feature some clearer skies with high pressure briefly in control and lows will drop back into the 40’s to near 50 at the coast.

TUESDAY

Tuesday had initially looked bright and dry, but as we start to see some milder air move in, we could get a few clouds in the afternoon and a spotty shower can’t be ruled out.

This will start a brief warm up with highs approaching the mid to upper 60’s through the middle of the week. Lows Tuesday night will also be a tad milder in the low 50’s with a southwesterly breeze.

WEDNESDAY

Wednesday may be the warmest day this week with highs pushing the upper 60’s, possibly even touching 70 degrees in spots.

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With the warmer air, we also see a greater chance for showers as an area of low pressure tracks nearby with associated frontal boundaries offering rain.

We could see scattered showers to start the day and then a possible period of steadier showers Wednesday evening.

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The mountains likely see the most rainfall out of this with amounts from a quarter to half an inch possible there. Stay tuned this week for updates on the track and timing of this rain.

THURSDAY

Any lingering showers will clear out early Thursday and behind that system, we see a quick shot of cold air. In fact, if there are any showers or sprinkles that linger across the highest terrain, dropping temperatures may allow for spotty frozen precipitation in the mountains.

Thursday will be the transition day with highs likely reaching the low 60’s earlier on before quickly dropping through the afternoon. It will be breezy with chilly winds out of the northwest.

You’ll need the heavier blanket Thursday night because it will be cold with lows in the 20’s and 30’s across the area early Friday morning. Brrr!

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FRIDAY & THE WEEKEND

Friday will be the coldest day of the week with highs across the area only reaching the 50’s.

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It will be a mainly sunny and dry day, but well below normal with chilly temperatures. This cold snap will be short-lived, however.

Friday night lows will be back in the upper 30’s to low 40’s ahead of milder weekend weather.

At this point, the weekend could feature partly sunny skies and it looks like we warm back to above-normal temperatures in the mid or upper 60’s.