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Grand Junction, Colorado

Today we head out to the lovely Rocky Mountains in Colorado! Will the weather cooperate so we can enjoy the beautiful mountain peaks? Let’s take a look!

At 1053pm MDT, the temperature in Grand Junction, CO is 48 degrees under fair skies. An area of pressure intensifying over the Daktoas will further intensify throughout the day on Thursday as it shifts into the Upper Midwest, bringing the first real bout of snow to non-mountainous areas in the Central Plains over the next couple of days. The accompanying cold front is dropping through the Central Rockies throughout the day on Thursday, but any precip associated with it should remain off to the east. As the front pushes further off to the south and east, high pressure drops down over the Rockies, clearing the region out but dropping temperatures as well.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 64, Low 39.
Friday: Clear. High 59, Low 32.

TWC: Thursday: Partly cloudy. High 64, Low 37.
Friday: Sunny. High 59, Low 30.

AW: Thursday: Mostly cloudy. High 63, Low 39.
Friday: Sunny to partly cloudy. High 59, Low 29.

NWS: Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 63, Low 38.
Friday: Sunny. High 56, Low 31.

WB: Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 63, Low 40.
Friday: Sunny. High 57, Low 32.

WN: Thursday: Partly cloudy. High 63, Low 43.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High 56, Low 31.

FIO: Thursday: Breezy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening. High 63, Low 38.
Friday: Clear throughout the day. High 57, Low 28.

A stream of high clouds is found off to the north of the region tonight. No real impacts from this system are expected over the next couple of days, other than temperatures dropping, making the daylight hours pretty nice!

College Station, Texas to Indianapolis, Indiana

Today we embark on a 2-day road trip from College Station, TX to Indianapolis, IN. Perhaps it’s a college football road trip? It is the season after all! Let’s take a gander at what the weather will be like for the 1,001-mile excursion.

DAY ONE

High pressure controls much of the south-central US, so our first day shall be fairly pleasant. There might be some morning stratus as we head out of College Station to Texarkana, but by then it should be mostly sunny skies as we head through Little Rock. We end our day on the outskirts of Memphis, TN.

DAY TWO

High pressure should greet us once again today as we depart Memphis, but as low pressure takes over the Central US, warmer temperatures and mostly clear skies are anticipated over the route along with some higher winds. They shouldn’t be of any issue however as we head into southern IL and eventually into Indianapolis ahead of hopefully a fun weekend!

Indianapolis, Indiana

Tonight we head off to the capital of Indiana and see how the middle of the week is shaping up for them. Hopefully it’s less windy than it’s been around here last couple of days!

At 1154pm EDT, the temperature at Indianapolis, IN is 41 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. A rather impressive upper-level trough has pushed its way over the Great Lakes down into the TN Valley as a cold front is found from New England all the way to Florida. The main surface low with this occluded system is found over Michigan and has been kicking up rain showers over the region. Most of those have shifted off to the southeast of the immediate Indianapolis area, so they really shouldn’t be much of an issue through the early morning hours Wednesday. As Wednesday turns into Thursday, the trough shifts out over the Northeast and winds turns again from the South as a new area of low pressure moves into the Upper Midwest. Thursday shall be mostly pleasant ahead of the next system with much warmer temperatures and clearer skies. Friday will be another story, but before then, Thursday will be great!

Wednesday: Cloudy throughout the day. High 49, Low 37.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 58, Low 35.

TWC: Wednesday: Cloudy with isolated showers. High 49, Low 38.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 57, Low 34.

AW: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with showers. High 49, Low 39.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and warmer. High 58, Low 34.

NWS: Wednesday: Chance of early morning showers, then partly sunny. High 48, Low 37.
Thursday: Areas of frost, then sunny. High 59, Low 35.

WB: Wednesday: Partly cloudy after early morning showers. High 47, Low 42.
Thursday: Sunny. High 57, Low 38.

WN: Wednesday: Partly cloudy with isolated showers. High 48, Low 37.
Thursday: Partly cloudy with areas of frost. High 59, Low 35.

FIO: Wednesday: Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High 47, Low 37.
Thursday: Partly cloudy starting in the evening. High 58, Low 32.

Here we see a significant cloud deck shifting through the region, hiding some spotty shower activity. This should clear out over the next 24 hours and make way for a pretty nice Thursday.

Severe Saturday In Store

October and November is when there are typical large swings in weather patterns throughout the US, as the jet stream begins to buckle back down to the south and pushes of colder Canadian air begin to penetrate the Northern US. Sometimes these patterns can stir up bouts of late-season severe weather, since the contrast between the still warm and humid Gulf region and cold air from the north can be quite sharp at times. Saturday looks to be one of those days as a large cold front is pushing through the Plains tonight and by Saturday evening will be found from MN down to Central OK/TX Panhandle, kicking up showers and thunderstorms along its’ length. An embedded area of low pressure found along the front in KS/OK looks to be a trigger for more potent thunderstorms, as the SPC has put out an Enhanced Risk for much of Central OK. Some supercell thunderstorms are expected to pop off over western OK but then evolve into more of a squall line as storms push eastward into the overnight hours. It may be late-October, but Mother Nature isn’t quite done with severe weather outbreaks quite yet!

Bremerton, Washington

Today we visit the shores of the Puget Sound! However, we’ll be looking at a place opposite of Seattle, on the western shores of the sound, Bremerton.

At 838am PDT, the temperature at Bremerton, WA was 37 degrees under fair skies. High pressure is building over the Pacific Northwest, keeping a system moving in over British Columbia off to the north. Weather for Sunday should be fairly pleasant, with some spotty morning fog possible before giving way to partly cloudy skies by afternoon and temperatures in the low to mid 60s. More of the same is expected for Monday, but as the high pressure breaks down late in the day, another system advancing into Western Canada should have enough power to push southward and bring rain to the Western Washington area. Some showers look like they could move in a couple hours before midnight, but the bulk of the precip looks to move in on Tuesday morning.

Sunday: Decreasing clouds during the day. High 62, Low 41.
Monday: Mostly cloudy, isolated late evening shower possible. High 61, Low 43.

TWC: Sunday: Sunny. High 63, Low 44.
Monday: Partly cloudy. High 64, Low 44.

AW: Sunday: Partly sunny. High 64, Low 42.
Monday: Partly sunny. High 64, Low 42.

NWS: Sunday: Patchy fog then mostly sunny. High 62, Low 44.
Monday: Areas of fog then mostly sunny, possible late evening showers. High 63, Low 45.

WB: Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 62, Low 44.
Monday: Mostly sunny. High 62, Low 44.

WN: Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 62, Low 44.
Monday: Partly cloudy. High 63, Low 45.

FIO: Sunday: Partly cloudy overnight. High 64, Low 40.
Monday: Partly cloudy in the morning, continuing until evening. High 64, Low 42.

On the water vapor imagery from this morning, a system is passing off to the north and then a lull is anticipated before the next system moves in in a couple of days, which is not however the very evident system off the CA coastline.

Cold Morning Chaos

The early morning showers dodged the Corvallis area, so dry weather was had throughout the last couple of days. Skies overnight had cleared out and temperatures plummeted a lot more than expected, which threw most forecasts out of whack by a good 5-8 degrees. Oops. Accuweather was the best of the bunch.

Sunday: High 64, Low 39.
Monday: High 66, Low 33.
Forecast Grade: C-F

Danville, Virginia

Today we head out to the Mid-Atlantic to see how the mid-week weather will treat them! Hopefully it’s as nice there as it was here today!

At 1053pm EDT, the temperature at Danville, VA was 73 degrees under a few clouds. While an area of low pressure is developing over the Mid-MS River Valley, high pressure found over the Great Lakes and into the Northeast will slowly break down over the next couple of days. Low pressure continues to intensify throughout the day Tuesday, with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms popping up ahead of the system over the Southern Appalachians and throughout the Southeast. Low pressure shifts through the Ohio Valley on Wednesday and scattered shower and storm activity will be more prevalent throughout much of the day, but with the heaviest activity more likely in the morning hours.

Tuesday: Scattered afternoon thunderstorms. High 79, Low 71.
Wednesday: Scattered thunderstorm activity in morning, becoming showers in afternoon. High 83, Low 70.

TWC: Tuesday: Scattered thunderstorms. High 81, Low 70.
Wednesday: Morning thunderstorms. High 80, Low 69.

AW: Tuesday: A couple of thunderstorms. High 78, Low 69.
Wednesday: A couple of thunderstorms. High 81, Low 68.

NWS: Tuesday: Showers likely and areas of fog. High 79, Low 73.
Wednesday: Showers likely. High 80, Low 69.

WB: Tuesday: 70% chance of thunderstorms. High 78, Low 70.
Wednesday: Scattered thunderstorms. High 79, Low 68.

WN: Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with light showers likely. High 79, Low 73.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with showers likely. High 80, Low 70.

FIO: Tuesday: Rain starting overnight. High 80, Low 71.
Wednesday: Light rain until morning, staring again in the afternoon. High 81, Low 70.

We can see a pretty messy pattern over the region tonight, and it’s going to stay like that for the next couple of days.

Corvallis, Oregon to La Crosse, Wisconsin

Time to connect today’s two forecasts with a 1900+ mile road trip! It’ll take four days to get from Corvallis to La Crosse, will we encounter any surprises in the mountains?

DAY ONE

Some overnight rain showers should fizzle out by the time we wake up to begin our trip heading north towards Portland. As high pressure builds in over the Pacific Northwest, skies should begin to clear out as we head eastward on I-84 then northward into Washington in I-82. Dry conditions will persist throughout the rest of the day as we end our first day in Spokane.

DAY TWO

We’re going to spend a lot of time on I-90 from here on out. Like, the ENTIRE remainder of the road trip. Guess we don’t need that map anymore! What we will need are sunglasses since high pressure is parked over all of the Northern Rockies, making for dry and quiet conditions the entire way from Spokane through far northern ID and into Montana before finally ending the day in Billings.

DAY THREE

High pressure continues to keep a firm hold over the Northern Plains, so another day full of dry weather and bright sunshine is in store. We might see some high clouds filter in as we push into SD due to an area of low pressure down over the Mid-MS River Valley, but no precip should affect our travels. We finish the day in the small central SD town of Murdo.

DAY FOUR

It’s a pretty straight shot eastward today as our road trip comes to an end. Our friendly neighborhood high pressure continues to grace us with it’s clear skies and dry weather, and should make for a pretty easy trip through southern MN into La Crosse.

La Crosse, Wisconsin

It’s another bonus forecast day! Blame it playoff baseball, it gets mighty distracting this time of year. This bonus forecast brings us closer to home as we take a look at La Crosse, WI.

At 1053pm CDT, the temperature at La Crosse, WI was 58 degrees under fair skies. An area of low pressure that’s been bringing the Upper Midwest some soggy weather these last few days is pushing out over the Great Lakes and into Canada over the next 24 hours. Skies are clearing out tonight and tomorrow, warm temperatures will greet everybody as they enjoy the end of their weekend. A dry cold front moves through late Sunday into Monday so while Monday will see some continued sunshine, temperatures will be a good 10 degrees colder.

Sunday: Sunny skies and warm. High 76, Low 53.
Monday: Partly cloudy and cooler. High 65, Low 48.

TWC: Sunday: Sunny. High 78, Low 52.
Monday: Partly cloudy. High 66, Low 50.

AW: Sunday: Pleasant and warmer. High 76, Low 53.
Monday: Partly sunny and cooler. High 65, Low 49.

NWS: Sunday: Sunny. High 75, Low 52.
Monday: Mostly sunny. High 65, Low 49.

WB: Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 75, Low 54.
Monday: Mostly sunny. High 64, Low 53.

WN: Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 75, Low 52.
Monday: Partly cloudy. High 65, Low 49.

FIO: Sunday: Partly cloudy starting in the morning, continuing until afternoon. High 76, Low 55.
Monday: Light rain starting in the late evening hours. High 65, Low 49.

Here we see the system that’s been soaking the area the last couple of days shifting eastward over the Great Lakes. Pleasant weather is ahead!

Corvallis, Oregon

Today we head out west and check out what’s happening in Western Oregon! Hopefully some nicer weather than we’ve had around here last few days.

At 820pm PDT, the temperature at Corvallis, OR was 54 degrees under overcast skies. A cold front is dropping southward over the Northwestern US, from southern WY to far Northern CA. Some scattered shower activity is found throughout western OR and are generally pushing to the southeast as the front continues to push away from the region. Activity will trail off overnight as high pressure builds into the Pacific Northwest during the day tomorrow. This high pressure will keep the area dry into the start of the workweek. Overall a fairly nice couple of days coming up!

Sunday: Possible early morning shower, then decreasing clouds and dry. High 68, Low 46.
Monday: Clear and sunny. High 71, Low 40.

TWC: Sunday: Partly cloudy, an isolated morning shower. High 66, Low 46.
Monday: Partly cloudy. High 69, Low 38.

AW: Sunday: Partly sunny. High 66, Low 45.
Monday: Partly sunny and nice. High 68, Low 37.

NWS: Sunday: Becoming sunny, an isolated early morning shower. High 66, Low 45.
Monday: Patchy fog then sunny. High 69, Low 39.

WB: Sunday: Few scattered morning showers, then partly cloudy. High 65, Low 46.
Monday: Mostly sunny. High 66, Low 40.

WN: Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 66, Low 45.
Monday: Mostly sunny. High 69, Low 39.

FIO: Sunday: Spotty early morning drizzle, then partly cloudy. High 63, Low 47.
Monday: Mostly cloudy starting in the morning. High 65, Low 40.

Some scattered shower activity is lingering in the region tonight, shifting towards the southeast. This activity will trail off overnight and a dry couple of days looks to be in store.