A chilly weekend

October 6th, 2012 at 6:24 pm by under Weather

Fall is upon us and it seems the temperatures are dropping bringing us that fall feeling.  Today we did have some sunshine but temperatures were running about 10 degrees below normal.

The cooler temperatures are going to stick with us for the rest of the weekend.  Tonight temperatures will fall in the upper 30′s but by Monday morning they’ll fall near freezing.  The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued afreezewatchfor the entire Miami Valley late Sunday through 9am Monday.

So why are we so chilly?  Well a cooler air mass has moved across the area and high pressure will build in for Sunday night.  Until then we’ll see our clouds increase for most of the day on Sunday.  There’s even a chance for a few scattered showers early Sunday.  But as high pressure gets closer late Sunday we’ll see some sunshine break through and skies become completely clear Sunday night.

So is this possible freeze a little early?  Yes it is about a week or so early.  The average first 32 degree temperature in Dayton occurs around October 19th.  However that’s an average and it’s certainly possible to see freezing temperatures this early.

Enjoy the weekend and stay warm!

Tara
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