Chilly with a few shooting stars tonight

October 20th, 2012 at 6:03 pm by under Weather

After a soggy day Friday and a few showers this morning skies clear late tonight and temperatures begin to drop.  The frost/freeze program is over for most locations in the Miami Valley except the central and southern areas.  So with temperatures falling into the middle and upper 30′s tonight the National Weather Service has issued a Frost Advisory for Montgomery, Greene, Warren and Butler counties until 9am Sunday.

We still have a few clouds around right now but they will begin to break up later tonight as high pressure gets a little closer to us.  By early Sunday morning we’ll see lots of sunshine and even though we’re going to start off chilly temperatures will rise into the 60′s for the afternoon.

Tonight is a great night to view the Orionid Meteor Shower.

The Earth is passing through a stream of debris from Haley’s Comet.  This happens every mid to late October.  The shower peaks tonight and because of the moon’s phase it will be dark to really see the meteors.  The best place to look is south just before sunrise.  The meteors appear to be coming from the constellation Orion which is why this meteor shower is referred to as the Orionids.  Astronomers forecast about 25 meteors per hour.  To find out more about the Orionid Meteor Shower click here.

We’ve seen below average temperatures for the last several days but highs are going to warm up a lot for most of next week.  A large area of low pressure will set up to our west and it will bring a surge of warmer temperatures from the south.

The warm up beings on Monday with temperatures rising into the lower to middle 70′s.  This is about 8-13 degrees above normal for this time of year!  Take a look at Saturday’s almanac.

High temperatures are going to stay this warm for much of the week.  Most of the time will be dry but there is a slight chance for a few showers late Monday night and early Tuesday morning.

This weather is perfect for getting out and enjoying the fantastic fall colors across the Miami Valley.  If you have any photos we would love to share them!  Use our reportit feature on our website or mobile device so we can see the beautiful colors.

Tara
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