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Storm Team4 Forecast




    After those final 90s of the year (hopefully) on Friday a genuine Autumn pattern has set up shop for the coming week.  We will start out mainly dry this morning, with only a few patches of drizzle possible, and temperatures around 60.  We will get enough sunshine to bring temperatures into the low 70s today but clouds will be increasing during the afternoon and actual rain chances return by early this evening.  We are way behind in rainfall over the past 2-3 months so it is actually good news that there are many chances for rain this week.  Periods of moderate rain tonight will gradually come to an end on Tuesday morning and there may even be some breaks of sunshine on Tuesday afternoon. By Tuesday night an area of low pressure will be dropping out of Canada and into the Ohio Valley.  The storm is showing signs of getting cut off from the jet stream and, therefore, complicating the forecast for the second half of the week.  As of now, it appears most likely that we will be dry from Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday afternoon with highs both Tuesday and Wednesday in the low 70s.  Rain is likely to return by Wednesday evening and there will be fairly high rain chances for Thursday and Friday... there may even be a few thunderstorms both days.  By the weekend there is a great deal of uncertainty about where that Ohio Valley storm will be located.  These cut off storms are notoriously tricky, and as long as that storm stays to out to our West we will keep rain chances in the forecast.  This appears to be the case so plan on at least scattered showers for Friday and to get the weekend started.  With any luck, Saturday afternoon and Sunday will be dry.  The one thing we can say with great confidence is that it will no longer feel like summer.  Highs will stay in the seasonal 70 for the next 10 days.

    Mostly Cloudy
    Rain Arriving This Evening
    Chance Of Rain: 60% After 6pm
    Wind: Southeast 5-15 mph
    HIGHS: 68°- 73°

    Rain, Moderate At Times
    Heaviest Around Midnight
    Chance of Rain: 100%
    Wind: Southeast 5-10 mph
    LOWS: 57° - 63°

    Showers In The Morning
    Some Afternoon Clearing
    Chance Of Rain: 80%
    Wind: Variable 5-10 mph
    HIGHS: 67°- 72°

    Morning Sunshine
    Showers Possible Late In The Day
    Chance of Rain: 30%
    Wind: Northeast 5-10 mph
    HIGHS: 68° - 74°

    Sunrise/Sunset  7:00 AM  6:58 PM