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Q2 Weather: Cool weather lingers, Sunday looks wet

Posted at 4:42 PM, Oct 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-06 18:42:12-04

A large trough is covering up much of the western half of the country right now, making a steep temperature gradient between east and west.

This feature is going to help hold our temperatures down below seasonal averages for much of the upcoming week.

It also adds some instability, which will likely mean some precipitation in the near future.

Right now Sunday is looking like the wettest day of our forecast period with a good chance for some rain/snow in the morning and then more chances of rain throughout the afternoon.

Skies will be consistently cloudy throughout the day on Sunday and high temperatures will peak in the low 40s.

A surface low pressure system passing to our southeast will bring cool winds out of the north-northeast for Sunday. Those winds will die down and shift to light and out of the east on Monday as that system continues its trek eastward.

Monday and Tuesday see less moisture in the region and the chance for a little more sunshine in the sky, but temperatures will still settle in the mid 40s.

The middle of the week is looking like the coldest portion of the forecast period with temperatures struggling to get to the 40 degree mark and more chances of snowfall, particularly Wednesday morning.

Right now the forecast looks decidedly more seasonal for next weekend and we will continue ot monitor this potential warmup over the course of the week.