It didn’t get very warm today, and we’re heading for another frosty night tonight! Welcome to your evening forecast for Monday, October 8, 2012…
TONIGHT AND TUESDAY: Clouds are clearing the eastern counties as we speak, which should mean good radiational cooling and, consequently, I am going with a low around 35. A FROST ADVISORY is in effect for everybody in our coverage area except Franklin, Union and Fayette counties in Eastern Indiana (more on that below) for tomorrow morning. We do warm things up quite nicely from the morning lows, with highs close to 60 under partly cloudy skies. If you’re headed down to the Reds game, take the sweater but I think you can leave the rain gear home.
TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY: Wednesday morning, the frost threat is much less with lows in the 40’s. Along with that, another quick system will push through on Wednesday morning. Guidance has trended drier with this one, so the rain chance looks low…almost too low to mention, but I’ll leave it there for the slim chance. Highs on Wednesday be in the 60’s.
THURSDAY: At this point, Thursday still looks dry, with highs in the middle 60’s under partly cloudy skies again.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY: I’m still going with a warmup through this period. HOWEVER while Friday and Saturday will stay dry with highs in the upper 60’s Friday and low 70’s Saturday, for Sunday…not so much on the dry front. I need to put that pesky weekend rain chance back in. And at this point, it looks like it might be quite a soaker as a cold front swings through, with showers and thunderstorms. Stay tuned on this one…it could affect the Bengals game Sunday. Low temperatures will be in the 50’s. I think NWS Wilmington is too high for lows on Saturday night, but I’ll go middle 50’s.
MONDAY: Back to dry conditions and highs in the middle 60’s. Fall is definitely here.
FROST/FREEZE HEADLINES: The NWS in Wilmington put out an information statement this morning indicating that they’ve discontinued the frost and freeze program season for Franklin, Fayette, Wayne and Union counties in East Central and Southeast Indiana and for parts of West Central Ohio, as those areas had a definitive killing freeze this morning to end the growing season. The rest of the area will continue to get Frost Advisories and Freeze Warnings, until such time as there is a widespread killing freeze. To see the area where the program is discontinued for 2012, click here.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Follow along as I watch our skies and occasionally our roads:
NEXT DISCUSSION: I’m back tomorrow morning, planning on before 8:00 AM. Until then, have a great night!