BONE-CHILLING WIND DEVELOPING TO LEAVE BEHIND FIRST HARD FREEZE
Sunshine stayed underneath the blanket of clouds through most of the day as a Clipper-like system runs through the Midwest. No worse than a few sprinkles in spots today but overall pretty dry day. Still can’t rule out one more renegade light shower later this evening as an impulse wraps around the backside of our Clipper.
Skies will clear by morning not only dropping temperatures near the freezing mark but a few spots of patchy frost as well. Winds out of the north will start picking up as the ‘squeeze play begins between two pressure system across the Midwest.
Bright skies will prevail on Friday but conditions, to stay the least, will be bone-chilling especially for Trick-or-Treaters that evening. Winds during that day will gust out of the north over 30 mph as a steep pressure gradient between the departing clipper and an approaching surface ridge sends down some unseasonably chilly air. Daytime highs will just make their way over the 40 degree mark with wind chills in the lower 30s. That evening temperatures will drop into the 30s before plummeting into the freezing 20s by sunrise Saturday. No doubt, that ends the growing season.
Still promising another cold but less windy day Saturday with 40s for highs before southwest winds on Sunday tops temperatures into the lower 50s.
Chief meteorologist James Zahara