Weather Roundup: National Forecast for Oct. 8
Overnight severe storms push off the coast by lunch time on Wednesday, leaving behind some clouds and a few wraparound showers in northern New England and upstate New York in its wake. Sunshine should rule much of Wednesday before our next system moves in later on Thursday, although temperatures will cool considerably into the 50s and 60s for Thursday across the region. It looks rather unsettled into the start of the weekend and into next week, as well.
After a nasty and widespread bout of storms for both Monday and Tuesday, things calm down considerably for Wednesday, with cooler but more pleasant temperatures in the 60s and 70s. By late Thursday, we could be talking about more storms in western Kentucky and Tennessee, but we’re mostly on the calmer side. By Friday, however, those storms become more widespread and stretch east into Virginia and North Carolina.
An active pattern continues to roll showers and storms into extreme northern Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia the next few days after a break on Tuesday. Overall, however, we look calmer across most of the region for the next few days, with highs mostly in the 80s through the end of the week. A daily chance for showers and storms for West Palm Beach southward to Miami and across over to Naples exists in Florida, as well.
After record-setting heat in parts of Texas on Tuesday, temperatures will cool 5-10 degrees for Wednesday, albeit with plenty of sunshine for almost the entire region. Sunny skies stay with most of us through Thursday, but changes look likely into the weekend. An influx of moisture – related to the remnants of Tropical Storm Simon – will likely work its way into northern Oklahoma and Texas by Friday and into Saturday, bringing needed rain for the two states the next few days.
A surface boundary will set itself up across Kansas and Missouri today bringing a chance of showers and storms to the two states this afternoon and evening. Nebraska and Iowa look to remain generally dry today with a mix of clouds and sun around. Morning lows will be in the 40s/50s for most with a few 30s far north. It’ll be a comfortable afternoon with highs in the 60s/70s.
Some upper level energy with a low to the north could bring cloud cover and a slight chance of showers to Michigan. Otherwise, high pressure will keep much of the region clear and quiet today. Chilly morning lows will dip into the 30s in the north and the 40s in the south. Highs this afternoon will remain on the cool side, ranging from the 40s in the north to the 70s in southern Illinois.
Outside of a few scattered showers and thunderstorms in southern South Dakota, the High Plains will stay clear and dry this afternoon. Temperatures will start off the morning in the 40s in the west and the 30s in the east. Sunshine will warm highs into the 60s and 70s in Montana and Wyoming. Clouds in the Dakotas will limit temperatures to the 50s and 60s.
Moisture from the remnants of Simon will impact much of Arizona today in the form of showers and thunderstorms. A few storms are also possible across western New Mexico while much of Colorado and Utah look to remain dry for today. It’ll be cool out this morning with temperatures in the 40s/50s in most spots though areas in southern Arizona will start the day off with temperatures in the 70s. Highs today will generally be in the 70s/80s regionwide.
A few morning showers will linger in southern California and Nevada from Simon’s tropical moisture surging north. Any activity will move east by tonight. The rest of the region will be sunny and dry into the afternoon. Look for lows to range from the 30s in northern Nevada, to the 50s and 60s in the south. Afternoon highs will warm anywhere from the 60s to the 90s.
More nice weather can be expected for today across the Northwest as high pressure remains in control. Sunny to mostly sunny skies will rule the day today. It’ll be a cool morning with lows in the 40s/50s with a few isolated spots over the higher elevations dealing with lows in the 30s. Highs today will run about 5 to 10 degrees above average for this time of year in the 60s/70s. Southwest Oregon can expect warmer temperatures in the 80s this afternoon.