Weather Roundup: National Forecast for Oct. 10
After a nice Friday, all eyes are on a low riding a cold front that is trying to sneak into Long Island, New York city and southern New England late on Friday but more into Saturday. For now, it looks cloudy with showers likely for Long Island and south of I-84 in Connecticut and Rhode Island, with the rain clearing for most locations (from west to east) by sundown Saturday. Otherwise, mostly pleasant weather with temperature in the 50s and 60s should be the rule of thumb across the region into the end of the week.
Trouble is abound for those hoping for dry weather for Game 1 of the baseball American League Championship Series in Baltimore on Friday night, with rain likely and it could wash out the game. Widespread showers and thunderstorms from Kentucky and Tennessee will move into West Virginia, Pennsylvania and the DelMarVa region for Friday. We’ll see scattered – not as widespread as Friday’s rain, though – for Sunday and Monday before a potentially strong low arrives on Monday night and into Tuesday.
Daily chances for showers and thunderstorms pop up along the I-20 corridor on north for the next few days before a stronger low pushes through Monday night and into Tuesday. Warm weather with highs in the 80s and even low 90s will keep a summer-like feel to the air through the weekend.
A mild morning is on tap for much of the south as lows bottom out in the upper 50s and lower 60s for the western one-fourth of the South. Other locations will bottom out in the upper 60s and low 70s. Expect another hot and sunny day across most of the South as highs top out from the mid-80s to the low 90s. With the exception of the Texas Panhandle and much of Oklahoma, temps will top out in the low to mid-60s for that area. Expect a soggy day in Oklahoma as well.
A frontal boundary will bring a wet start to the day today for many in Kansas and Missouri with rain showers eventually coming to an end into tonight. Iowa and Nebraska look to stay dry for today under mostly to partly sunny skies. It’ll be cool for areas along and north of I-70 this morning with lows in the 30s/40s while areas south can expect lows in the 50s. Highs today will generally be in the 50s though a few 60s are possible across southern Missouri.
The morning will start off with Frost Advisories in southern Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Lows will be around or below freezing in those three states. Farther south, lows will be in the 40s and 50s. Storm chances will continue across Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio as a low pressure moves east. Parts of southwestern Illinois are under a Flash Flood Watch through Saturday morning. Outside of cloud cover in the north, the rest of the region will see sun. Afternoon highs will be limited to the 40s in the north and the 50s in the south.
Southeast South Dakota (including Sioux Falls) will be under a Frost advisory until 9 am. Low temperatures will drop back into the 20s and 30s in the east overnight. West of there, lows will start off the day in the 30s and low 40s. Scattered showers are possible in Wyoming today, but the rest of the region is likely to stay dry. Sunshine will help highs rebound into the 50s and 60s.
Much of Colorado and New Mexico will see periods of rain today while out west in Arizona and New Mexico look to stay nice and dry. Most areas can expect morning lows in the 40s/50s with the exception of Southern Arizona where temperatures will start in the 60s. Highs today will range from the 70s/80s west in Utah and Arizona where it’s dry. Areas dealing with the rain today can expect cooler highs in the 50s/60s.
Skies across California and Nevada will stay clear for the end of the week. Nevada will see lows ranging from the 30s in the north to the 60s in the desert and highs mainly in the 70s and 80s. California will start off the morning in the 40s and 50s in the north and the 60s in the south. Highs in California will reach the 70s, 80s, and 90s.
A weak front will reach the coast of Washington today bringing a chance for a few rain showers across Western Washington and Northwest Oregon tonight. Otherwise, the Northwest remains nice and dry for today with lots of sunshine for areas east of the Cascades into Idaho. Expect a few extra clouds west of the mountains to the coastline. Lows this morning will range from the 30s/40s east of the Cascades to the 40s/50s west. Temperatures today will top out in the 60s and 70s region wide.