Warmer weekend, minor rain chances

Warmer, despite the clouds
Posted at 6:21 AM, Oct 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-19 06:21:03-04

Things will improve in the temperature department this weekend as overnight low warm into the 50s and afternoon highs reach the 70s. This morning, we are starting chilly in the 30s and 40s. Still, that’s a 5-10-degree bump from yesterday morning. Cloud coverage and warmer afternoons are the benefiting factors. You can expect more clouds and a small chance for rain this weekend to go along with the warmer conditions.

The cloud coverage an increase in moisture this weekend will be the result of two competing systems. One will be a weak cold front pushing eastward through the weekend. The second system is Tropical Storm Nestor which will make a landfall sometime today along the Big Bend of Florida. Nestor’s moisture will reach far enough north to bring a few scattered showers to our southeastern counties. Otherwise, the clouds will increase everywhere else due to the incoming front. The front will bring very little rain as it passes Sunday; so, you can only expect a few isolated showers from time to time. Otherwise, it’s cloud coverage and mild temperatures. A better chance for rain will arrive early in the week with a secondary cold front. This one promises to pack a little more punch in the rain and temperature department.