Blocking pattern keeping clear conditions (10/2/22)
Our current weather pattern in the upper atmosphere is keeping us dry for the foreseeable future. With a blocking pattern holding a ridge of high pressure in place, the sunshine and near-normal temperatures will continue into the work week.
Along with mostly sunny skies, clear overnight conditions will hold steady as we transition into Monday. Astronomy Day was October 1st, but conditions will allow star gazers to look to the sky tonight, too, as the International Space Station will appear in the northwestern sky around 8:30 p.m., moving toward the west northwest.
Clear and calm conditions will send overnight lows into the low 40s and 50s across the area.
Temperatures did end up in the low 80s on Sunday afternoon, with winds gusting upwards of 20 miles per hour once more. Winds are going to calm down heading into the beginning of next week, while temperatures remain near normal in the upper 70s.
Rain chances are still few and far between, not seeing the potential for precipitation for the next several days of the forecast. There is a change coming in the longer-range models, showing a cooler air mass moving in by Thursday. The upper-level pattern is set to change by Wednesday, moving the ridge eastward for a cool down by the end of the week.
Meteorologist Jessica Blum
FOX 23 Storm Alert Team