Wednesday Morning Weather Update 10/17/12
Wednesday Weather Update
Greg Morgan – Chief Meteorologist
Breezy winds and warmer temperatures will dominate the forecast through the first half of the day. However, a cold front moving into the region this afternoon will bring a big drop in temperatures tonight and tomorrow.
Winds will increase through the middle of the day. Expect WNW winds 15-25 mph through mid-afternoon. Winds will diminish but shift to the NE late in the afternoon. The net effect from this will be a warming trend through the first half of the day, allowing highs to reach into the 80’s and 90’s. Temperatures will then drop in a major way as winds shift to the NE. Overnight lows will fall into the 40’s across a large part of the area.
On Thursday, sunny skies are expected. Temperatures will climb into the mid 70’s and then fall into the 40’s again on Thursday night.
Highs will reach to near 80 on Friday. Sunny skies are again expected. However, winds will shift back to the south. This will allow moisture to begin returning to the area.
Much warmer conditions are expected this weekend. Highs will reach to around 90 on both Saturday and Sunday. The dryline will begin to sharpen up over the western counties on Sunday. This will warrant at least a mention of T-Storms on Sunday. However, a better chance of rain and thunderstorms appears to be in the offing on Monday.