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Columbus Day Weekend: What Weather To Expect

12 Oct 2019, 7:05 pm

Columbus Day weekend is upon us, but how’s the weather looking?

For folks wanting more fall-like conditions, you’ll certainly feel it across the Great Lakes region. Lake effect snow and rain showers will blow through Michigan as a cold front brings colder air over the warmer water. Wind gusts may reach up to 20 mph Sunday and lighter winds are expected by Columbus Day. High temperatures will range from the 30’s to the 40’s, warming to the 50’s by Monday. Combined with the blustery wind, it’ll feel chilly!

The southern tier of the U.S. will also feel cooler weather for the holiday weekend, but it will be more short-lived.

A few, scattered rain showers will fall across the South and Southeast this weekend, but probably not enough for you to cancel your plans just yet. Another location for isolated showers will be the Northwest U.S. Here, precipitation will be light and not widespread enough for you to cancel your plans either. It will cool down throughout the holiday weekend. Temperatures will likely be at the lowest on Columbus Day.

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Summer of 1993, New England Dragway. That's when and where Steve knew he wanted to become a meteorologist. More than 20 years later he is extremely fortunate and blessed to be able to live his childhood dream. As a lover of math and science, Steve had a consistent interest in weather in elementary, middle, and high school before discovering you can major in meteorology. He attended Lyndon State Co... Load Morellege in Vermont where he received a bachelor's in meteorology-broadcasting and associate's in television news. He has worked as a meteorologist and reporter in Winchester, VA, Burlington, VT, and most recently in West Palm Beach, FL. He's recognized by the American Meteorological Society with the Certification of Broadcast Meteorologists.