Friday, October 28, 2011

A gorgeous fall weekend expected to end October

As I type, clouds are breaking apart and moving east in the wake of the cold front that moved through Thursday morning and an upper-level system that trailed it overnight last night.  Rain has come to an end, with between 1/4-1/2" across west TN and east AR and 3/4-1" over northwest MS.

North Mississippi received higher rain totals than the rest of the Mid-South Thursday and Thursday night
High pressure will now build in to the region, bringing clear skies and cool temperatures, slightly below normal for late October. With dry air moving in, morning lows will be especially cool this weekend with frost likely for many locations outside the Bluff City as temps fall into the 30s area-wide. There is also a risk of patchy fog tonight, though I believe that risk to be very low in the metro area itself.

A weak, and likely dry, cold front will move through Sunday evening, bringing just an increase in clouds. High pressure will quickly strengthen behind the front and we'll see highs near 70 Monday and Tuesday with full sunshine. By the middle of the week, or next rain-maker arrives. Models are still sketchy on exact timing and impacts from this storm system, but it appears we could see rain chances Wednesday and/or Thursday with highs in the 60s. Slightly cooler weather is expected behind that front.  For complete forecast details, visit the MWN Forecast.

For Halloween activities on Monday, there are no tricks in the forecast! Monday evening will be cool, but clear and dry. Temperatures will fall from the mid 60s at 5pm to the mid 50s by 10pm. Here's to plenty of treats in your goody bag!

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