As last night brought less cloud cover than expected, the low temperature forecast busted once again but this time on the warm side, as temperatures dropped into the upper 30s in the interior parts of the area. High temperatures today also busted on the warm side, reaching the lower 60s inland and the lower to mid 60s across the rest of the area, with temperatures aloft not ending up as warm as I expected.
Today and tomorrow will be the warmest days in the area until early November, as a wave of low pressure on Wednesday will bring light rain followed by colder temperatures. There is more uncertainty on the forecast for Thursday with another wave of low pressure and the weekend with a potential nor'easter, but with stronger cold air in the region as well, the region will experience an early taste of winter for the end of this week, with not one, but two snow potentials in parts of the region.
After a weak cold front moves through tonight, bringing isolated showers in parts of the area, tomorrow will bring more sunshine but colder temperatures aloft, resulting in temperatures similar to those of today. High temperatures tomorrow are expected to reach the lower 60s inland and the lower to mid 60s across the rest of the area. A northwest wind is expected.
Storm #1: Wednesday - Friday
The first storm will affect the region between Wednesday and Friday. A weak low pressure will move through the southern Great Lakes on Wednesday, but will weaken into a broad area of low pressure by the time that it reaches the region on Wednesday afternoon. This will bring widespread light showers with high temperatures reaching the upper 50s to lower 60s across most of the area. During this time, a stronger wave of low pressure will organize near the southern Ohio Valley, with cold air slowly dropping further south.