FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Very warm for October, for now

A strong front will arrive Thursday evening
Published: Jul. 8, 2020 at 7:21 AM CDT|Updated: 1 hour ago
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Good morning and happy Wednesday!  We’ve got a few high clouds in the area to start the day, and a thicker bank of them just west of us in Kansas.  It won’t be overcast today, but we’ll see some increase in the clouds from west to east this morning and afternoon.  A southwest breeze and slightly warmer temperatures are in store, and this should be the “hot” day of the week.  I expect temperatures to be mainly in the lower 80s. 

Highs will reach the lower 80s in most locations today.
Highs will reach the lower 80s in most locations today.(KY3)

A weak front will move through this evening and overnight, with little impact on our sensible weather other than a wind shift.  No rain is expected, and temperatures tomorrow morning will actually be warmer than this morning thanks to scattered clouds. 

The front will bring scattered clouds but no rain.
The front will bring scattered clouds but no rain.(KY3)

Thursday will be slightly cooler under mostly sunny skies and stronger breeze from the northwest. 

Despite a northwest wind, temperatures will be around 80°.
Despite a northwest wind, temperatures will be around 80°.(KY3)

This ensures a rather dry atmosphere as the second front arrives tomorrow evening, so again, no rain is expected.  Much cooler air will then push in with a large area of surface high pressure for Friday and Saturday. 

This front will bring a more significant drop in temperatures for Friday.
This front will bring a more significant drop in temperatures for Friday.(KY3)

Highs will be in the 60s to around 70° both days with some cloud cover around at times.  I’ve raised Saturday’s lows a bit, though I still think the typical cold spots (low spots) may experience isolated frost.  A quick warm-up is then in store for Sunday into early next week.  The flow will transition more to a southwest flow as a large upper low moves into the western US.  This will bring some moisture north (finally!) and bring a chance of rain beginning as early as Monday.