Above Normal and Dry through Thursday
Good evening folks! After a gorgeous fall weekend temps will push to above normal levels, running 4 - 6 degrees above normal Monday through Thursday as southeasterly flow increases across the region. High pressure will dominate the weather pattern till the end of the week, eventually breaking down, setting the stage for a passing cold front sometime Friday into Saturday. We'll experience light - moderate showers with scattered coverage as the front approaches and pushes through the region, drying out in time to salvage a dry end to the weekend (timeline not set in stone). Temps cool down to seasonal levels behind the front and it looks like we'll sneak by with a frost free week after temps in the 20's and 30's this past weekend.
Temps Monday push to the low 70's along the valley floor under mostly sunny skies and fair, dry weather will continue into Thursday as high pressure controls the weather pattern across the Southeast. As southerly flow increases with each passing day we'll notice a handful of clouds developing Wednesday afternoon, however both Tuesday and Wednesday should be mostly sunny. Some high clouds are possible late Thursday ahead of the front but for now we'll go with another mostly sunny afternoon; it'll also be a touch muggy by the evening hours. Temps warm to the mid 70's Tuesday through Thursday and overnight lows go from the upper 40's Monday night to the mid 50's Thursday night.
Cloud cover and scattered light showers pepper the region Friday and Saturday, holding temps to the upper 50's above 5000', warming to the upper 60's - low 70's across the lower elevations. Showers should wind down late Saturday evening and its likely sunshine returns Sunday with highs holding to the upper 50's - upper 50's.
Check back in Tuesday for a detailed timeline on the upcoming frontal passage and associated shower chances. Enjoy the warmer temps this week!