Weather Roundup: National Forecast for Oct. 7
A rather unsettled pattern takes over the next few days with a trough of low pressure pushing through on Tuesday, followed by a cold front on Wednesday. It looks cloudy and soggy for most of the region both days, with the best chance for rain in upstate New York coming on Tuesday and in New England for Wednesday. After Wednesday, our next chance for rain doesn’t look likely until Friday.
More showers and storms will overspread Kentucky and Tennessee for Tuesday, especially along the eastern portions of both states. Pittsburgh and areas north and west of the I-95 corridor west of Baltimore and Washington, D.C. look likely to get storms. We should be clear for Wednesday and most of Thursday, with our next cold front not dropping down until Thursday night from Kentucky through West Virginia and eventually making its way into the rest of the region on Friday.
Storms on Tuesday will be likely for Mississippi, far northern Georgia and Alabama (mostly north of Atlanta and Birmingham) and then things clear up for much of the rest of the week! Comfortable temperatures with highs mostly in the 70s and 80s with sunshine will rule the weather picture here over the next few days. South Florida could still see pop-up showers and storms after a break over the weekend, but they will likely be more isolated in nature this week.
Expect another cool to mild evening across parts of the South. Lows in the Texas Panhandle and over much of Oklahoma will bottom out in the low to upper 50s. Further south and east, expect lows in upper 60s and lower 70s. Tuesday will be hot and dry in the South as well. With ample sunshine, highs will top out in the low to mid-90s in most locations. Lather on the sunscreen and drink plenty of water if you work outdoors in these areas.
It should be generally dry across the region today with a mix of clouds and sun expected from Iowa and Missouri west to Kansas and Nebraska. Temperatures this morning will range from the 40s along and north of I-80 in Iowa and Nebraska to the 50s for locations south which includes much of Kansas and Missouri. Highs will be in the 60s across much of Iowa today with 60s/70s for Nebraska. Kansas and Missouri will be warmer with highs in the 70s/80s.
A cold front moving through will bring a chance of rain to Illinois this morning, moving east into Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio this afternoon. Skies will clear out behind the system, but temperatures will cool into the middle of the week. Lows in the north will start off in the 30s and low 40s. The south will see temperatures in the upper 40s and low 50s this morning. Afternoon highs will range from the 40s in northern Minnesota to the 70s in southern Illinois.
Just a few clouds will linger behind a passing front today. Morning lows will start the day off in the 30s, 40s, and 50s. Afternoon sunshine won’t have much luck warming things back up. Highs will mainly reach the 50s and 60s, with just a few 70s in the south and west. Temperatures should warm slightly into Wednesday.
Isolated showers and storms are possible during the second half of the day today over central and southern Arizona thanks to added moisture in the atmosphere from the remnants of Simon in the East Pacific. The rest of the region will be nice and dry today with lots of sunshine around. Expect morning lows today in the 40s in Denver with 50s in Salt Lake City and Albuquerque. Temperatures will start in the 60s in Tucson with 70s in the Phoenix. Expect highs in the 70s/80s region-wide.
A High Surf Advisory is in effect for the Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Orange County coasts through this evening. The remnants of Simon churning in the Pacific will bring a risk of large waves and rip currents. Simon could also bring cloud cover and rain to southern California by tonight and into southern Nevada on Wednesday. The rest of the region is looking clear and dry through the middle of the week. Morning lows will range from the 30s in northern Nevada to the upper 60s and low 70s in the desert. High temperatures will warm into the 70s, 80s, and 90s.
High pressure will continue to bring dry conditions and plenty of sunshine to the Northwest today. Most areas across Idaho, Washington, and Oregon will start today off with temperatures in the 40s/50s. It’ll be very comfortable out this afternoon with highs in the 70s for cities like Spokane, Boise, and Portland. Seattle looks to top out in the 60s today with 60s also along the coast. A few spots like Baker City, Burns, and Medford will be warmer with highs in the 80s.