October 14: Big Changes on Sunday

Today felt more like summer, but tomorrow will mark the transition back to more typical fall-like conditions.  Temperatures tonight will only drop to the upper 60s:

We’ll warm up to around 80° by midday Sunday, even with quite a bit of cloud cover overhead…but check out the free-fall that happens after that — all the way down to the low 60s by early evening!

The reason for that temperature drop is a cold front that will spark a good chance of showers and a few thunderstorms.  The best chance will move in by late morning and continue into mid afternoon, as shown here on Futurecast:

Severe weather isn’t expected in our neck of the woods…in fact, the Storm Prediction Center’s ensemble model estimates a whopping 1% chance that storms with severe weather ingredients develop in the Midstate Sunday afternoon:

We’ll keep an eye on things, just in case.

Next week is looking dry, with seasonably cool conditions Monday and Tuesday giving way to a warming trend by the end of the work week and the first half of next weekend:

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