10/17 – Rob Knight’s “Post-Frontal Changes” Monday Midday Forecast

A cold front overhead will move southeast and continue to provide cloud coverage along with a few spotty showers. With a lack of atmospheric moisture and a shallow slope to the front, minimal effects are expected with only a few showers and an isolated thunderstorm. It will be breezy with NNW winds of 10-15 MPH, and gusts over 20 MPH by this afternoon. High temperatures will reach the mid-to-upper 70s.

A much cooler airmass will settle in by tonight. Skies will clear as temperatures will drop into the 40s tonight with 10-15 MPH winds. Tuesday will be a sunny day with high temperatures only making it into the 60s. It will be breezy with 10-20 MPH winds. With an extremely dry airmass and elevated winds, a Fire Weather Watch is in place Tuesday and Wednesday. Efforts should be made to avoid burning this week.

The first frost of the season is in store for Wednesday morning with temperatures forecast to dip into the mid-30s. Animals should be brought inside and efforts should be taken to protect delicate plants. There will be frost chances inland on Thursday morning as well. By later this week, the colder airmass will dissipate and temperatures will slowly moderate by the end of the week. Expect seasonal temperatures by this weekend.

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