Rainy weather sticking around a little longer, and a look at the October outlook.
Good Monday everyone! October is off to a cool and rather soggy start as a slow moving area of low pressure continues to lift every so slowly across the area. It looks like this system will continue to keep things damp and cool tonight and tomorrow.
This system will continue to spin over the region through Wednesday morning, and today's model runs actually keep a small chance of light rain in the forecast through early Wed...especially in S. IL & SEMO.
By Thursday, another pretty strong cold front will be positioned off to our west (shown above). There have been some timing differences over the last couple of days in the models as far as when the front will enter and exit the region, so there could be some changes to the forecast over the next few days as models come into better agreement. As of now, it looks like Friday should be when the front brings some rain....as shown below by the GFS (6 hr precip through 7PM Friday):
This This front looks like it will bring a healthy batch of cool air to the region for the weekend. Right now, it looks like highs in the 60's and lows in the lower 40's will be likely....maybe cooler?
Speaking of cooler, the October monthly outlook from the Climate Prediction Center is out and calls for a good chance of below average temperatures and average precipitation for our part of the country.