A Chill In The Air

October 8th, 2012 at 7:35 am by under Weather

There’s a chill in the air and I won’t lie….I’m loving it.  I won’t lie again.  I told folks this morning to take a jacket on their way out, but I didn’t bring one myself.  I’ve been waiting for the cool down for so long, that I’m trying to soak up every minute of it.  The cool down came in on Sunday.  Highs before then were in the 80s for several days.  Even Saturday down at the Children’s Festival it felt like Summer again.  Now our highs will be in the upper 50s to near 60.

temperature trend

It’s not just us.  There is a large area of cooler temperatures across the eastern U.S.  Some highs will be in the 40s in the Midwest:

National Forecast Highs

It’s so chilly over parts of the country that frost and freeze warnings are up over many states. (Blue areas below)

Frost/Freeze Warnings

Luckily, we don’t have any of those here just yet. Today we started with lows in the low/mid 50s.  With the clouds, northeast winds, and increasing showers today the highs will only rise to the upper 50s to near 60.  Hatteras may warm to the low 70s as they are closer to a stationary front.

Today’s Forecast Map

If the rain really gets going this afternoon, then we could see about a half inch of rain.  A little more in some isolated areas.  An isolated thunderstorm is possible as well.  Tomorrow we will still have some cool temperatures, but not as cool as today.  Highs will be in the low 60s with a northerly wind.  There will be some showers early tomorrow, but there will be a little sunshine in the afternoon.

We’ll warm up a bit and dry out Wednesday through Saturday. Highs though will still be in the 60s and 70s.  The models are showing a big warmup by next Monday.  We may be back in the 80s by then.  Stay tuned.

The tropics are nice and quiet.  There are a couple of disturbed areas, but the chances for them developing are only 10-20%.  Nadine and Oscar are gone.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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