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Our cut-off low that has been sitting over the region for the past several days, has been bringing wet weather and mid-Octoberlike temperatures. Today was our 7th consecutive day with below normal temperatures and our 4th consecutive day of measurable precipitation.
September 2011 was a month of cool weather with 21 out of 27 days recording below normal temperatures, and is a month that will finish on a cool note. Wednesday we will see much of the same as today with the exception of more spotty rain showers than today. The cut-off low will finally be moving on during the day on Wednesday when it gets caught up in a jet stream that will move it out of the area. However, the weather pattern will turn even colder and windier. The jet stream that will move the cut-off low will bring a reinforcement of cooler weather late Thursday. That’s when Thursday’s nighttime low will fall into the 40s. Numbers for Friday and Saturday will resemble that of late October or early November with highs expected to not making it out of the 50s.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. A few showers/sprinkles are possible. Coverage 30%. Becoming windy with temperatures falling in the afternoon after the passage of a cold front. High temperatures |64-69|. Low temperatures in the 40s. Winds southwest becoming northwest 10-20 mph, gusting 30-40 mph.
Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Noticeably cooler and windy. High temperatures |55-60|. Winds northerly 10-20 mph with higher gust.
Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Continued cool and quite breezy. High temperatures |56-62|. Winds northerly 10-20 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, dry, and warmer. High temperatures in the mid to upper 60s.
Monday: Sunny and warmer. Above normal temperatures for the first time in nearly a week and a half. High temperatures in the low to mid 70s.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny and mild. High temperatures upper 60s/low 70s.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and calm. High temperatures near 70 degrees.
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