Storm Team 8 Forecast

Early Morning:                                                                                                                                
Mostly Cloudy
Chance of a Shower before Daybreak
LOW:  low 50s
WIND:  SE 5-10 mph

SUNRISE 7:41 a.m.
SUNSET  7:22 p.m.

Showers and a Possible Thunderstorm Today
Breezy and Colder Friday Afternoon and Saturday
Showers for Saturday and Sunday
Chilly Weekend

SYNOPSIS  We’ll stay mostly cloudy through the early morning with a chance of showers and there could be an isolated t-shower.  The best chance of rain will be west and northwest of G.R.  Temperatures this morning will dip to the low 50s with light southeast winds at 5-10 mph.

Scattered showers will develop across the entire area later today.  There is a chance of a thunderstorm, but severe weather is not expected at this point.  It’ll be a mild day with highs in the low 70s and a south wind at 10-15 mph.  The rain picks up Thursday night.  We could see an inch of rain Thursday night into early Friday.   The heaviest rain is likely to be north and northwest of G.R., but everyone will get a good soaking from this system.  A strong cold front will pass thru by midday on Friday, shifting our winds from the south to the west and sending temperatures tumbling from the mid 60s Friday morning into the low 50s by football frenzy time in the evening.  Scattered showers will continue.

WEEKEND WEATHER    The weekend will be sharply colder, with occasional showers, including some lake-effect rain.  Temperatures over the weekend will be mainly in the low 50s. Most of Saturday will be in the upper 40s with a stiff west wind. Cool weather will continue into early next week, with a few showers likely through at least Monday.  We’ll see a slow moderating trend back into the 60s toward the middle of next week.  The last time we had a stretch of 50’s was more than four months ago, this past May.

Check out Bill’s Blog for more on our chance of storms and severe weather, the changing fall colors and a chilly long-range forecast.