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Forecast Last Updated at Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 7:10AM

Cloudy and Cooler Weekend

The weekend will be cloudy with occasional rain. Most of the rain and cooler weather occurs Sunday. We warm up early next week and the rain moves out but clouds hang around. We stay warm and dry through Wednesday but more rain and cool temperatures move in for Thursday and Friday.

Ray Russell's 2020-2021 Winter Fearless Forecast is now available. The bottom line for the forecast is: 1) less than average snow and 2) slightly warmer than average temperatures. We will have a few significant snow events but prolonged cold periods will be difficult to sustain. Get all the details here. Brought to you by Peak Insurance Group.

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Saturday

Hi: 73 Lo: 56

Patchy fog early; Mostly cloudy; Scattered showers and maybe a rumble of thunder in the PM; Still warm; Light wind
Sunday

Hi: 65 Lo: 54

Cloudy; Occasional light rain and drizzle; Cooler; Light SE wind
Monday

Hi: 68 Lo: 53

Cloudy early; Maybe a brief shower; Becoming partly sunny during the afternoon; Light NW wind
Tuesday

Hi: 73 Lo: 52

Partly sunny; Warmer
Wednesday

Hi: 74 Lo: 52

Partly sunny & warm

Further Out

Thursday - Cloudy with periods of light rain; Not as warm; High in the mid 60s; Low in the lower 50s
Friday - Cloudy with light rain early; Some clearing in the PM; High in the mid 60s; Low in the lower 40s

Forecast Discussion

A cold front slowly moves through today bringing a chance for rain this afternoon. Chilly high pressure will wedge down the east side of the Appalachians and bring cooler temperatures tomorrow. The front stalls to our south helping to create periods of light rain, fog and drizzle tomorrow so Sunday will not be a great day to get outside.

Skies clear and temperatures warm Monday through Wednesday as high pressure to the south influences our weather. A weak cold front moves through Tuesday but it stalls to our south. Low pressure moving across the southern Plains will ride along the front late in the week bringing more rain, fog, and cooler temperatures.

A tropical disturbance south of Cuba has a good chance of developing into a tropical cyclone within the next few days. The system should move into the Gulf of Mexico and could affect the Gulf coast states late next week.

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