The last full week of October (Oct. 23-29) is upon us, and the week’s weather forecast is pretty low confidence based on how messy of a pattern we’re about to get into.
Monday, Oct. 23: All of last week was dry, sunny, and warm, but on Monday, the pattern will begin to change, and this week will be unsettled and cooler. Expect mostly cloudy skies throughout the day on Monday with a high temperature in the low 70s.
Tuesday, Oct. 24: Then on Tuesday, the weather will turn very ugly, with showers and storms at times, especially heavy in the afternoon and evening. Rainfall may add up to around an inch, which is definitely great news because we really need the rain. We are approaching rainfall deficits: a four-inch, year-to-date; and a two-inch, month-to-date. We are also likely heading into a moderate drought.
Wednesday, Oct. 25: On Wednesday, a cold front will likely push the thunderstorms off the coast, leading to drier times with a mix of sun and clouds. With a cold front, temperatures often fall, hence the name, cold front. High temperatures will be closer to average, only getting into the mid 60s for the day.
Thursday, Oct. 26: The cold air will settle in and peak on Thursday. Temperatures will struggle to get out of the 50s, so Pumpkin Spice Lattes are a must to warm you up! At least skies will be bright and mostly clear for the sun, which is at a lower angle, to warm you up a bit.
Friday, Oct. 27: Expect a gradual rise in temperatures beginning on Friday as we head into the weekend, which is also forecast to be nice. I want to remind you, however, that there is low confidence in the forecast around this time period because there will be numerous storm systems over the Eastern U.S.. At this time, I am thinking that there will be sunny skies on Friday.
Saturday, Oct. 28: The new weekend should also be very beautiful. Expect lots of sunshine on Saturday with a high around 70 degrees. Get outside and enjoy the nice weather because you know it’s not going to last much longer–Winter is coming!
Sunday, Oct. 29: Sunday should also be nice with mostly sunny skies and slightly cooler temperatures into the 60s.
Jackson Dill is a Wilton High School senior who started the website, Jackson’s Weather. His 7-day forecast will appear each Monday on GOOD Morning Wilton. Visit Jackson’s Weather to find out any changes in the forecast. You can also follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @JacksonsWeather for around-the-clock updates.