THE BIG PICTURE:
- Winds will ramp up today and gust over 35mph this afternoon through tonight
- 70s for highs today before we turn much cooler Thursday and Friday
- Our first freeze is possible Thursday night into Friday with lows in the 30s
We’ll get one last warm day in the books before we return to a more fall-like pattern for the foreseeable future and it all arrives with a strong cold front that will move through tonight into Thursday morning.
Expect winds to ramp up this afternoon and become quite gusty as warm air surges into the Region. We’ll reach into the 70s today with clouds and some sun.
This cold front will mainly be a wind maker and with our dry air in place, we have Red Flag Warnings (or high fire danger) today as the winds pick up. Not a good day to have outdoor fires or to throw cigarette butts all over the place.
The front will pass through tonight with a wind shift and falling temps. There’s not a lot of moisture with this system, but we may kick off a few showers overnight into the morning hours Thursday before dry air once again moves in. That air will also be cooler with temps falling into the 50s and staying there for much of the day Thursday.
Our first freeze is possible Thursday night into Friday with lows likely falling well into the 30s and a few spots heading at or below freezing if the winds subside enough. We’ll remain on the cool side through Friday with highs only making it into the mid 50s.
THE NEXT 3 DAYS: