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A New Week, A New Month

Tomorrow we flip the calendar to October. Arguably the most notable month when we think of the Autumn season. Days can still be warm, but frosty mornings are inevitable. Fall foliage makes for brilliant sight seeing times as we enjoy every last minute of the outdoors, before it gets too cold! Here's what the Fall Color report looks like as of now:

Most of the significant color sits across the northern half of the state, but in the next two to three weeks we'll likely reach peak throughout our area. It's a big transition month on temps too as low in the 30s become the norm by the end.
That lends itself to our area's first frost.

This is what you can expect overall during October. High temps can still provide some comfort in the 60s to start. Eventually those highs only reach the 50s. By contrast, as we ring in the first month of the year that records measurable snow, teens are also possible.

 And we've had a few October's with more snow than I'd prefer!
 Look back to 1989, it was a doozy!

On the other hand, record highs can be in the 80s through the month's end. And we will enjoy some warm days if the latest outlook from the Climate Prediction Center verifies.

 The temperature gradient between a lot cooler and much warmer than average is pretty tight, but data recently has shown that we will side on the warm edge through not only the 10th as shown above, but even outlooks keep us above average through the first half of the month.

However, during transition months we can still anticipate weather days with big swings in temps and conditions. Tomorrow may only reach the low 60s, but we'll see continued rain and storms. Some of the afternoon and evening storms could be strong to severe. Be sure to check back for the latest blogs on Monday's storms. The evening commute is looking to be prime time for activity.

I'm meteorologist Rebecca Schuld

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