Once the rains end and the skies start to clear the winds will really be picking up tonight. There is a Wind Advisory in place overnight until about mid-day Thursday. Gusts from the NW will be in the 40 – 50 mph range and sustained around 25 mph. Look for the temps to be on the chilly side to flat out cold side as the temps are chilly before the sun sets, and will be cold once it gets to around midnight. We may see wind chills in the 20s tonight in some of our highest peaks. Winds will dry out the region so I am not all that concerned about patchy ice going over some of the mountain passes. There may be a slim chance some ice may crystalize along the edge of a shallow pond for a brief period in areas above 3500 feet. Might not be cold all that long though.
Winds linger into the morning commute so there may be issue with travel as the big rigs and recreational vehicles tend to get shoved around in the wind when on the highways. Sunny skies will do their best to warm us up but the NW winds are ushering the coldest air of the Fall tonight and tomorrow so I don’t expect to see the skies temps getting much above 60 degrees.
Friday will be sunny and breezy with a lovely day on the ledger. Highs will be a bit warmer as we get back into the mid-60s. A few degrees warmer on Saturday. Sunday may be a challenge as far as the forecast goes, as a storm will move up the SE corner of the country and push off-shore Sunday afternoon around North Carolina. We may see some rain from that event, but not too much. Models have the timing and intensity all over the map. Looks quiet on Monday if the storm stays a bit more south then some rain returns on Tuesday from a front sliding in from the west.
Finally getting some Fall-like weather. Enjoy the fall foliage this weekend, may be pretty close to prime viewing.
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