Temperatures for most of our Wednesday held in the 40s as a west, northwesterly wind funneled chilly air in overhead. That chilly air moving in across the lakes stirred-up quite a bit of cloud cover, and some sprinkles too. The trend will be for our skies to clear for the overnight period. This will allow temperatures to take quite a tumble. A hard freeze is expected for much of the ABC12 viewing area early Thursday morning.
A cold, clear, start to our Thursday will translate to a bright, sunshiny, crisp, autumn afternoon. Highs should sneak into the lows 50s, but that is a bit below the average for mid-October. By the end of the day, winds will be clocking-back to the southwest. This should draw slightly warmer air into the area for Friday. Indeed, highs should cruise into the middle 50s - much closer to the average.
Friday will begin will some bright sunshine, and end with a few showers as yet another cool front moves in from the northwest. There is a chance of some showers for Friday evening's high school football action. As the front moves off to the east, spotty showers will linger through Saturday as chillier air once again makes a move into the area. High temperatures for the weekend will be in the 40s. - JR