We'll end the work week with a bang...chilly air for much of the region especially North of the River. Patchy frost was reported this morning in addition to temps in the mid to upper 30's in Southern IN. Unfortunately, if you're a fan of warmer weather today won't be your day as temps aren't expected to warm much. Here's the set up for today and looking ahead...
A cold front pushed through the region yesterday, it brought us rain then and colder temperatures now. With the cold front still in the region, combined with an approaching area of low pressure, cold cover should remain thick most of the morning and afternoon. How will that influence temps? Well, the same as it does when you need clear skies to see temps drop...you need cloud cover to act as a "blanket" to keep temps warm. That will be the case today. I think we'll see some sun...especially the later we head into the afternoon, but for most of us expect mainly cloudy skies....and rain?!? Well, we're not done with the rain just yet, at least for some of us. An area of low pressure positioned to our South and West will ride along a cold front to our Southeast...this is important because it will take the heaviest, constant, rain with it. However, it will come awfully close to influencing parts of Kentuckiana. I think especially Southern and Eastern KY stand a chance at some rain today. But for most dry conditions prevail and cool, too. Highs expected to top out in the mid 50s.
Clouds are expected to break up just a bit and will give way to some clearing. That will allow temps to drop into the mid to upper 30s for many. Patchy frost is likely especially in outlying locations.
Our friend Ms sunshine will make a return thanks in part to high pressure. Stable, dry air will work in this weekend, but unfortunately it won't help us warm much. Highs will struggle to hit 60 degrees both tomorrow and Sunday. Should we see a warmer day of the two, it will probably be Sunday. Yes, I'm expected increasing clouds (a factor to keep us cool) but we're also ahead of a cold front (a factor that would warm us) So we'll have to see which one wins the battle...nonetheless expect temps near 60 both days.
A cold front is expected to sweep through the Ohio Valley late Sunday into early Monday morning...it may squeeze out some rain on our area but it will quickly clear out by Halloween-day. Brian Goode will have the latest on your Halloween forecast and beyond today starting at noon on WAVE 3 news. Hope you have a wonderful afternoon! See you back here tomorrow morning from 6-8am! -Lauren