Fall color (overall where the slightly-earlier-turning Sugar Maple, American Basswood & American Beech overlaps with the later-turning oaks & hickories) is peaking over the heart of the area & southward. It appears to have peaked in the far north last weekend overall.
Nice splashes of fall color through will linger right through the early half of November given that lack of any really hard freezing. However, wind will still knock foliage down, but not enough to put the kabosh on a longer-than-normal fall color season.
After highs yesterday of 47-56 & lows lastnight of 37-46, highs today have run 47-56. The biggest limiting factor with the temperature today is the lack of any sunshine at all. It have been completely overcast over much of the area.
The east-northeast to northeast wind is brisk & makes it feel even cooler.
Areas of drizzle & some showers are possible this evening-tonight with lows in the 40s to 50. Some patches of fog area possible.
Some drizzle & showers are possible at times Monday with highs near 50 to the 50s with brisk northeast wind.
Heaviest rainfall should fall southwest & south of our area with totals of 0.02-0.60" expected here north to south.
Meanwhile, record cold (single digits in Iowa) & snow will occur west & northwest of our area & icing event with record cold will occur from southern Kansas to the Panhandle of Texas.
Rest of the week looks dry except potentially as isolated shower or two Friday. Highs will run in the 50s with lows in the 30s. HOWEVER, wild card is upcoming Hurricane Zeta. If it tracks too far to the west, we could get rain from it late week. Right now, I am holding off & just keeping 20% POPs for Thursday night & Friday. It could go way up if the systems tracks farther west.
The week after looks largely rather dry with above normal temperatures dominated by the 50s & 60s then 60s to lower 70s. Showers & storms may occur at the end of that week.
All of the cold, cold air should reside in the Northern Rockies to Northern Plains & straddle the U.S.-Canadian border from Washington to North Dakota to Wisconsin.