Midweek weather takes an unsettled turn

An unusually long stretch of pleasant fall weather will come to an end on Wednesday, as mid level disturbances work towards the area, and a

Infrared satellite imagery from September 25th, 2012 showing the approaching disturbances that will affect our area Wed through Sun.

frontal boundary approaches and eventually stalls near or just south of the area. The result in sensible weather will be developing chances of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Temperatures on Wednesday will surge warmer than the past several days, ahead of the cold front, with high temperatures likely approaching 80 in spots. With showers and isolated storms around, the warm temperatures will mitigated somewhat. Beyond Wednesday, some clearing is expected on Thursday before the front returns on Friday — with our area sitting along a gradient with cold air to the north and warmer air to our south. Temperatures in the 60’s will return on Friday and Saturday with a chance of showers and clouds on both days. Beyond this, things should begin to look up a bit with clearing expected behind the disturbances.

Keep reading past the break for the daily breakdown of the forecast from our Forecast Overview!

Wednesday: Party cloudy, but increasing clouds with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. High temperatures near 80 (upper 70’s in some locations), but temperatures should be in the 70’s throughout most of the day. Showers should be intermittent at most times, but a period of steadier rain is possible in the afternoon and evening.

Wednesday Night: Continuing chances of showers throughout most of the night – but the front will begin to sink south of the area overnight. Temperatures will fall accordingly.

Thursday: This looks to be the most pleasant day of the second half of the week. In between disturbances – most models have partly cloudy skies and highs in the 70’s. Increasing clouds by the evening as the second disturbance approaches.

A Look Ahead: Friday and Saturday both look generally unsettled with chances of showers on both days and an increased chance of cloudiness. Temperatures in the 60’s on both days seems increasingly likely. Afterwards, the frontal system should clear the area by early next week..although the upper level low meandering near the area could keep a chance of scattered showers in the forecast through some part of next week as well.