Weather: A Taste of AutumnBy Nikki Prive
A cold front moved through the area overnight, bringing with it a chilly rain. Showers will end this afternoon, and a region of high pressure will preside over the region all weekend. Fair, cool weather will linger into the beginning of next week, with daytime temperatures slowly increasing to the low 70s (22°C) by the middle of next week.
There are currently three named tropical storms in the Atlantic region. Hurricane Erin, located in the North Atlantic and weakening, is expected to pass near Newfoundland in the next few days. Hurricane Felix, located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, is heading north with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (170 kph), and may continue to strengthen. Tropical Storm Gabrielle, in the Gulf of Mexico, has brought heavy rains to Florida over the past few days, and is expected to strengthen to hurricane force before it makes landfall this weekend, but forecast models are uncertain as to the path of the storm.
Warm temperatures prevail across much of the southern and western portions of the country today, with rain and cooler temperatures in the northern plains and across the Northeast as far south as Washington DC. The Midwest will be sunny but cool, with temperatures in the 60s (20°C).
Today: Rain to start, ending during the afternoon. High near 63°F (17°C).
Tonight: Slowly clearing, low around 50°F (10°C).
Saturday: Sunny, high around 65°F (18°C), lows in the mid 40s (7°C).
Sunday: Sunny, high in the upper 60s (20°C), low around 50°F (10°C).
Monday: Sunny, high around 70°F (21°C).