Our latest cold front brings back the gorgeous weather we enjoyed over the weekend. The front pushes through Tuesday morning, scouring out the morning clouds and humidity by afternoon and leaving us bathed in sunshine as we head through mid-week.
The front will not usher in extremely cold air. Rather, the air behind the front will be much drier, which translates to cool mornings and mild afternoons. Beginning Wednesday morning, we'll wake up to clear skies and temperatures in the low 50s. A light jacket should suffice until sunshine warms the air quickly into the 70s by afternoon.
The pristine fall weather will last for the remainder of the week. High pressure and a persistent northeast wind will keep the fresh air in place until early next week, when the wind begins to blow in from the Gulf of Mexico and humidity creeps back into the picture.
Our next chance for rain may come as early as Sunday, when a weak upper-level disturbance drifts over the region. If the atmosphere lacks sufficient moisture (the "fuel" to produce showers) when the disturbance sweeps through, we'll stay dry. But, if enough humidity builds into the region, a 20 percent rain chance on Sunday is reasonable. With the weekend a few days away, the forecast certainty is low, but as the days tick by we'll have a better handle on exactly what the weekend has in store.
Until then, enjoy what promises to be a spectacular stretch of fall weather!