After lows of 50-60 this morning (north & northeast to southwest), highs today reached 81-89 over the area.
Dew points were low to very low in the 40s to 50s, so the air was very dry.
Winds were light from the east to southeast.
After 52-63 north & northeast to southwest tonight, hight tomorrow will run 81-88 (northeast to southwest) with a light southeast wind.
Skies will be partly cloudy with high & some mid clouds.
With partly cloudy skies skies, lows of 55-64 are likely tomorrow night, followed by skies becoming mostly sunny to sunny Friday.
Highs will run 83-89 with low dew points in the 50s with a south-southeast wind picking up to 10-22 mph.
We will become partly cloudy Friday evening to Friday night with south wind 4-10 mph & lows 57-66.
The humidity will rise to dew points of 65-70 by Saturday midday-afternoon.
A period of some scattered showers & a few storms is expected with peak of 35%.
Winds will run south to south-southwest at 14-25 mph.
30-35% will occur generally 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sunday will feature breezy conditions with south to south-southwest, then southwest winds 15-26 mph.
With mostly cloudy skies, highs of 75-80 are expected with dew points 65-70.
Isolated showers in the morning will give way to a round of showers & some storms 11 a.m.-4 p.m. They will tend to taper in coverage after that.
You can see the projected wave of some scattered showers & storms Saturday (35%), then the round of scattered showers & storms Sunday (50%).....(a third wave of some scattered showers Sunday night with the actual surface cold front):
Trends continue to point toward 0.50-1" of rainfall. There will be a few places that recieve a bit less, however.
Another, but brief, wave of scattered showers is possible Sunday night with the cold front, which will drop lows to 52-59 by Monday morning.
As for Monday, it will cooler & less humid with highs 67-74 with lots of stratocumulus & cumulus clouds & a few isolated showers bubbling up.
Wind will run from the northwest to north at 10-20 mph.
Tuesday looks partly cloudy with cumulus clouds after lows of 47-52 in the morning. Highs should reach 66-72 with a NNE wind at 10-15 mph.
High/Low That Morning...Date, Day Conditions
There is evidence of up to SLIGHT RISK for severe weather here around October 13, but that is the only time period for severe in the September 29 to November 3 period...
85/59...Sept. 30, Thu. Partly Cloudy, SE Wind 4-10 mph.
87/60...Oct. 1, Fri. Partly Cloudy to Mostly Sunny-Sunny, SE to SSE to S Wind 5-10 to 10-22 mph...Record: 92-1897
83/65...Oct. 2, Sat. Party to Mostly Cloudy & Humid to Muggy with Wave of Some Scattered Showers & Storms (35%), S to SSW Wind 15-26 mph.....There is MARGINAL RISK parameters for severe Texas to Arkansas, but not here on Saturday.
79/65...Oct. 3, Sun. Mostly Cloudy with Wave of Sct'd Showers/Storms (50%), Humid to Muggy, S to SSW to SW Wind 15-27 mph.....MARGINAL RISK parameters show up in Louisiana & Mississippi, but not here.
72/57...Oct. 4, Mon. Mostly to Partly Cloudy with a Few Isolated Showers (20%), NW to N Wind 10-20 mph.
70/50...Oct. 5, Tue. Partly Cloudy, NNE Wind 10-15 mph.
70/42...Oct. 6, Wed. Mostly Sunny, E Wind 10-15 mph.
75/54...Oct. 7, Thu. Increasing Clouds with a Few Showers/T'Showers (30%), SW to W Wind 5-10 to 10-20 mph.
71/50...Oct. 8, Fri. Partly Cloudy, NW Wind 5-10 to 10-20 mph.
74/44...Oct. 9, Sat. Mostly Sunny, N 5-10 mph
80/55...Oct. 10, Sun. Mostly Sunny, S Wind 15-30 mph.
85/65...Oct. 11, Mon. Partly Cloudy, SW Wind 20-40 mph......Record: 86-2010
85/65...Oct. 12, Tue. Partly Cloudy, SW Wind 20-30 mph...Record: 87-1930....Area of MARGINAL to SLIGHT RISK for severe in far southern Minnesota to Iowa & far northern Missouri & far northwestern Illinois, but not here.
84/66...Oct. 13, Wed. Mostly Cloudy, Some Sct'd Showers/Storms (45%), SW Wind 20-30 mph...Record: 87-1975....SLIGHT to MARGINAL RISK for severe in our area......
This SLIGHT to MARGINAL RISK area will also encompass southern Wisconsin, Illinois & far eastern Missouri.
60/48...Oct. 14, Thu. Partly Cloudy, NW Wind 20-30 mph. MARGINAL to SLIGHT RISK for severe parameters western New York to central & eastern Kentucky
62/36...Oct. 15, Fri. Mostly Sunny, E to SE Wind 5 mph.
73/38...Oct. 16, Sat. Partly Cloudy, SW Wind 15-25 mph.
80/60...Oct. 17, Sun. Partly Cloudy, Few Showers & Storms Late (30%), SW Wind 20-35 mph...Record: 86-1938
51/40...Oct. 18, Mon. Mostly Cloudy, NW Wind 20-35 mph.
55/31...Oct. 19, Tue. Mostly Sunny, NW Wind 5-10 mph.
58/30...Oct. 20, Wed. Sunny, NE Wind 5-10 mph.
63/33...Oct. 21, Thu. Sunny, S Wind 5-15 mph.
72/49...Oct. 22, Fri. Mostly Sunny, SW Wind 20-35 mph.
62/53...Oct. 23, Sat. Mostly Cloudy, NE Wind 10-15 mph.
60/36...Oct. 24, Sun. Partly Cloudy, NW 10-15 mph.
Warming back to 70s to 80 October 29-November 3 with strong southwest winds.