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September 18, 11 PM Weather Forecast Update

Coldest nights since mid-May ahead & where they stack in terms of the average first occurrences of <45, <40, <36, etc.

Posted: Sep 18, 2020 3:41 PM
Updated: Sep 18, 2020 9:58 PM

Moderate Drought continues over a chunk of the area with Abnormally Dry conditions elsewhere.  The only area not in any sort of dryness or drought designation is parts of Clinton & Howard counties.

Highs today reached 63-71 with a strong northeast to north-northeast wind gusting up to 30 mph in the area.

Extremely dry air came into the area this afternoon with dew points dropping to 17-24 with relative humidity levels as low as 15%.

With the wind, this zapped a lot of soil moisture.

Lows of 36-44 are likely tonight.  Patchy frost is likely from northern Jasper through White, Cass to Miami counties & northward.

Frost south of that zone would be very localized & in the lowest, coldest locations.

Some patchy shallow fog is possible around areas of water & in low-lying areas.

After sunny skies, east to east-northeast winds at 8-17 mph & a lack of smoke overhead tomorrow (highs 65-72), we should drop back to 36-44 Saturday night (with some patchy shallow fog around water & in low-lying areas).

The normal first 45 or less of the Fall season is normally in the September 16-22.

However, getting to 40 or less tends to be September 26-October 2.

Areas that get to 36 tonight in our northeast mean that they will see such a cold temperature around two weeks earlier than normal.

Sunday will be sunny, but smoke should begin to return from the west & northwest to east & southeast.

Highs of 69-75 are likely as the east breeze turns to the east-southeast at 7-13 mph.

Looks dry for the next 7 days with temperatures warming to the 80s next week.

If you are looking for any rainfall, it likely will not arrive in the area until around a week from this Sunday

This would tend to occur as the remnants of a tropical system & cold front move into the area.

After that, it may be October 4 or 5 before we see any sort of rainfall.  Interestingly, that may be a remnant tropical system that makes landfall in Mexico & move northward into the Plains.

Beyond that, unless there is another tropical system, it may be around October 17 before some more rainfall occurs.

Overall, October is still looking warmer & drier than normal for the area.

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