Colder air will be in over the state for the balance of the week. The coldest air of this incoming air mass will be here today through Friday. We look for temps to be below normal through that period, even with good sunshine. We should be precipitation-free through Saturday.
Our next weather system looks stronger for the second half of this weekend and is sweeping farther south. Look for Sunday to become cloudy quickly, and rains will overspread the state through midday and afternoon. Rain totals will be from a few hundredths to nearly half an inch over 90% of the state. This will be a rain producer for nearly everyone and will slow fieldwork potential. However, most action will be done by midnight Sunday night. The map above shows rain potential for Sunday evening, around 6 pm.
Behind that system, we swing back to drier weather for Monday and Tuesday. Sunshine will be back for those days and winds will likely turn to the south, meaning we should see a bump in temps fo Tuesday which lasts into Wednesday. That will coincide with the next chance of rain and potentially still the best chance of rain in the next 10 days. A nice front moves in for Wednesday, with rains of .1”-.5” over 80% of the state. This system has shifted a bit farther south and will not play favorites with the region. Rains likely start early on Wednesday and go through sunset.
Behind that system, mostly dry weather is in for the rest of the week, and the potential for a front around the 17th-18th has dissipated dramatically. We should not see any problems to close next week.
The extended period looks less active this morning, and we may not see another strong system until closer to Thanksgiving, where new projections hint at a half to 1.5” rainmaker the day ahead of and the day of Thanksgiving.