Beautiful fall preview weekend

Weather

We’re enjoying a true fall preview a few days ahead of schedule (Tuesday 9:30 a.m.), with deep blue skies and afternoon temperatures topping out in the mid-60s under Canadian high pressure, building in from the northwest. The high will settle over the eastern Great Lakes, which will allow the gusty northerly winds to diminish overnight, with patches of light frost in the sheltered valleys early Sunday.

As the high shifts farther east, a light southwesterly flow ahead of a weak cold front that will fade away with only some high clouds. The warmer wind direction will nudge readings back into the seasonable 70s, approaching 80 midweek. Rain will be hard to come by the rest of the month without any strong weather systems and limited moisture. Another weak front will drop south at the end of the week, bringing an increase in clouds late, and perhaps a few light showers Friday.

Tropical Storm Beta in the western Gulf of Mexico will likely intensify into a hurricane later in the weekend and turn west toward the upper Texas coast, before making landfall near Galveston Tuesday. More rain will reach areas still reeling from flooding caused by Hurricane Sally as moisture is pulled east across the Gulf Coast states.

Forecast

Tonight: Fair, chilly. Low 42
Sunday: Sunny. High 69
Monday: Sunny. High 71 (44)
Tuesday: Sunny. High 74 (47)
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, milder. High 78 (50)
Thursday: Partly cloudy. High 80 (54)
Friday: Clouds increase, few showers. High 76 (55)
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 74 (50)

Have a good weekend! -Ben

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