Orionid Meteor Shower Peaking Early Sunday Morning Generally 1-6 a.m.:
Orionid Meteor shower will peak early Sunday morning. Look south & up to viewing upwards of 20-25 per hour with the starry skies. As Earth passes through debri from the remnants of Haley’s Comet’s tail, the meteors will streak overhead.
After chilly start with patchy/areas of fog early Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon looks great with sun & 68-73. South-southeast winds may gust to 20 mph at times, however.
Warm front will lift through Monday night-Tuesday. Some showers & storms are likely with this with preliminary timing still Monday evening & night-Tuesday. Scattered severe threat will exist from north-central Illinois to Missouri, Kansas & Oklahoma. We need to watch & make this doesn’t move too far east into our viewing area. Highs Monday & Tuesday will run in the 70s.
Wednesday & Thursday look dry, windy, warm & summery with highs around 81 with lows in the 60s. Forecasting 81, record highs are 84 & 81, set in 1963.
Severe event or outbreak is possible from Wisconsin to Illinois, southward to Oklahoma Thursday evening-Friday. These storms will pass through our area Friday, but it is currently uncertain whether they will still have their widespread severe capabilities.
After this, it will cool down into the 50s & 60s next weekend, then a pretty dry cold front will pass, knocking temperatures back to 45-50 on Halloween with a low near 30.