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Forecast Last Updated at Friday, October 20, 2017 at 4:59PM

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The next few days will be quite mild as we enjoy ample sunshine. The weather looks great for getting outside and enjoying the fall colors, festivals, football games, or just getting some chores done. Wet weather returns in force for early next week. After the rain, it’s going to get quite cool again for the middle part of next week.

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Friday

Hi: 79 Lo: 38

Clear; Calm wind
Saturday

Hi: 72 Lo: 42

Sunshine; Pleasant; Light SE wind
Sunday

Hi: 70 Lo: 55

Partly sunny & pleasant; Mostly cloudy Sunday night with a chance for showers late; Light SE wind
Monday

Hi: 65 Lo: 54

Cloudy with rain increasing; The rain may be heavy at times PM/nighttime
Tuesday

Hi: 65 Lo: 38

Rain, mainly early; Some PM clearing

Further Out

Wednesday - Partly to mostly cloudy; Perhaps a passing light shower; Breezy & much cooler; High in the lower 50s; Low in the lower 30s
Thursday - Mostly sunny; A little milder; High in the lower 60s; Low in the mid 30s

Forecast Discussion

High pressure is dominant over the eastern part of the United States. It will provide fantastic weather this evening through Sunday. There will be additional high clouds entering the picture for the weekend, although we think thicker clouds hold off until Sunday night.

The increase in cloudiness will be preceding an active cold front that will be approaching from the west early next week. The Gulf of Mexico appears poised to provide abundant moisture in advance of the front, and we expect rain to increase on Monday, with the heaviest rainfall coming late Monday into very early Tuesday morning.

After the front swings through Tuesday, partial clearing should commence after early rain diminishes. Noticeably cooler weather will follow in behind the front, delivering the coolest temperatures thus far this fall for the Wednesday-Thursday timeframe. A leftover shower on Wednesday could fall as snowflakes across the higher elevations, the first of the season for the mountaintops. It will turn generally clear by Thursday.

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