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No worries tonight, dry cold front swings by on Monday

Columbus Day: Partly cloudy skies, more clouds possible to the west. Winds: W 8-12 mph, High: 62 (58-65)

Monday night: Partly cloudy to mostly clear skies. Winds: Calm, Low: 38 (35-41)

Tuesday: Partly cloudy skies. High: 60, Low: 44

Forecast Discussion

The massive upper-level low we’ve been talking about all week remains over the Upper Midwest, and it will shoot another cold frontal boundary our way for Monday. This front will be fairly weak given the nature of the storm system that’s producing it, but it will also be encountering plenty of dry air as well. As a result, we’ll have partly cloudy skies and some breezy conditions at times, but no rainfall to worry about. Highs will make a run back into the lower 60’s once again too. Tuesday high pressure builds in very briefly again, before we see our next storm system for Wednesday.

Timing is still a bit of an issue to pin down with this next storm, but one thing is for sure, it’s going to be a stronger low than what we saw this weekend. The latest trends have pushed rainfall back, so Tuesday night will be dry with showers arriving Wednesday. This will be a cold, damp, raw day with steady, cold rainfall and breezy winds. On the back side of the low, strong northwest winds will make Thursday even colder as isolated showers remain possible. After highs only in the upper 50’s Wednesday, they’ll only be in the upper 40’s for Thursday with even gustier winds, steady at about 20-25 mph.

After these two soggy days, drier conditions return into next weekend. Along with this, the flow will return to be out of the south/southwest, bumping temperatures a decent bit above average, especially into next Sunday.

Damon Matson

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