The September 16-28 heat wave in the viewing was unprecedented in its persistence & longevity, but also the fact that near to record hot levels occurred on an incredible 12 consecutive days.
The latest mid to upper 90s temperatures (in the 1879-2014 record) occurred in the area until 1953. However, not other September showed so many 90s days except 1897 (record driest August-early October stretch & second driest September on record).
Interestingly, the summer wasn’t all bad & ample rainfall occurred. The hottest temperatures of the year occurred in September.
Today was a beautiful day! Skies will tend to clear tonight with some patchy fog developing. The fog does not look as dense or as widespread as this morning.
Thursday looks good with east/northeast wind at 5-10 mph & highs of 69-75 with lows of 45-50 Thursday night.
Friday looks good, too with southerly winds & highs of 74-79. With partly cloudy skies, lows Friday night will run just 55-60.
Saturday looks partly cloudy & breezy with south-southwest winds at 15-25 mph by afternoon.
Scattered showers & t’storms are likely Saturday night with lows near 64.
Sunday looks to have scattered showers & t’storms, but it appears the rain may be out of the viewing area by 3 p.m. Highs will run in the 70s.
Monday-Friday of next week looks dry at the moment. The first of the week will feature pretty chilly night with lows of 40-44, but highs will run from upper 60s to lower 70s.
By late next week, upper 70s to lower 80s cannot be ruled out.
Still looks like the next good chance of rainfall after Sunday will be at the very end of September to around October 1.
There continues to be a signal of a signficant cool-down with highs in the 50s in the first few days of October with the first widespread frost of the season. I would not be surprised to see 32 in our northeastern & northern counties around October 3.
This looks to be followed by 60s by October 6 & 7 with some dry weather.
This gives you an idea of the trends. Exact dates will change, but you get an idea as to what may transpire to around October 7.
Not much has changed since the last outlook.