We were able to tack on another 70 degree plus day onto the board for October as we managed to hit 71 degrees yesterday afternoon with gusty winds at times. Today will be a different story however though as much cooler air filters in from the north. Even though we will see plenty of sunshine a much colder air mass aloft exists that will help limit our highs today to the lower 50s with gusty northwest winds kicking up again by the afternoon hours.
A FREEZE WATCH is in place for overnight Friday and into early Saturday morning as low temperatures will likely sink below the freezing mark. Several factors are coming together to allow this as skies will begin to clear out and winds subside. Favored low-lying areas in valleys could see temperatures drop as low as the middle 20s in some cases. Needless to say if you have any sensitive vegetation you'll want to bring that indoors or cover it up overnight. Temperatures near the actual ground level can be colder than temperatures where we exist (6ft above the ground), so plants are even more susceptible to the cold conditions.
The upcoming weekend isn't looking too bad right now with the cool temperatures sticking around at least for Saturday anyways but we'll have plenty of sunshine too so overall pretty nice! Saturdays highs will be in the middle 50s but by the time Sunday rolls around high pressure slides off to the east and we get a much warmer air mass into the area boosting our highs well into the 60s. By early next week we'll tack on even a few more more 70s as this above average temperature pattern looks to continue through much of next week with the only chance for precipitation around Wednesday. The dry pattern continues!