Finally! Pleasant weather arrives to end the week

The unsettled weather which has been in place throughout our area over the next several days will finally lighten it’s grip on the weather pattern on Thursday. The even better news is that the fair weather, with a lack of precipitation and clouds, will last through the weekend. In addition, and quite possibly the weather story of the weekend, a cold front crossing the area on Friday will usher in a brief (but very cool) Canadian airmass which looks to bring a legitimate freeze to many interior areas. Some forecast models show the metro area dropping into the 30’s as well. Beyond the cold air Friday Night/Saturday Morning, warm air will rapidly re-enter the area with temperatures warming up into the upper 60’s to near 70 for highs by Sunday.

NAM Model showing low temperatures falling into the 20’s and 30’s throughout the area on Friday Night/Saturday morning.

Thursday: The sun will shine for the majority of the day with high temperatures near 60 or in the low 60’s. Northwest winds will turn west during the day.

Thursday Night/YanksCast ALDS Game 4: Another cool October night is on tap with the Yankees trying to finish off the Orioles in the Bronx, heading into the game up 2-1 in a best of 5 series. West winds and clear skies will bring overnight lows to a very cool low to mid 40’s in the city and 30’s inland.

Friday: Another partly cloudy day (we can get used to this, right?) with temperatures near 60 to start. But things will quickly cool off behind a front that passes in the afternoon. Winds will kick up from the west-northwest and temperatures will plummet Friday Night. In fact, the first freeze of the year now looks like Friday Night into Saturday morning with low temperatures dropping into the 20’s (yes, 20’s) inland and 30’s near the city (probably upper 30’s in the urban areas of the city).

Look ahead to the weekend: Cool and sunny on Saturday with highs in the 50’s. Warm front crosses the area Sunday morning– and winds turn south/southwest. Temperatures will respond fast with highs potentially approaching 60’s and near 70 on Sunday. Warmer weather looks likely by early next week.

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