Things will be a little different today from yesterday. Those steady east winds off the lake have shifted to be out of the south and southwest. High pressure to our south is circulating in these new winds, which will help us warm up to the upper 40s and low 50s. This is near or even slightly above average for late October. We'll not see many breaks in the clouds, as we remain overcast through this afternoon and into the overnight hours. Mostly cloudy skies remain in the forecast for the next few days.
A warm front is poised to enter the region sometime tonight or tomorrow. While it poses a minimal threat to give us any measurable rainfall, it could serve to warm temperatures up well above normal for at least Friday. Highs in the upper 50s and low 60s look very likely tomorrow afternoon. A cold front will follow that feature, and the weekend will see temperatures drop back down toward seasonable averages. Highs in the 40s and 50s are more likely for Saturday and Sunday, mostly cloudy skies on Saturday and partly cloudy on Sunday.
Long range guidance is still suggesting a good chance for rain to start next week. Ahead of the next cold front, temperatures will spike on Monday ahead of rainfall. We'll leave showers in the forecast through Monday night into Tuesday. High temperatures in the first half of next week look to be just slightly above average.