We topped out right at the average of 65 degrees Sunday afternoon. It was just another beautiful, crisp, fall day. The high pressure that brought us this beautiful air mass will slowly drift down to our southeast. Between that and an approaching front, warmer air will be pushed our way on southwesterly winds. Highs will climb to near 70 degrees Monday afternoon, then jump closer to 80 degrees for the second half of the week.
The front moving our way will drag some clouds through Tuesday into Wednesday. It looks like showers will stay to the north, although they won’t be that far away in Pennsylvania. The next front moving our way will hold off until next weekend, and could play a bigger role in this forecast.
The hurricane season is not officially over until the end of November and the tropics are heating up. There are two different areas being monitored for development. One of those looks like it will get organized, become a named storm, and maybe move through the Atlantic toward the United States East Coast later this week. Obviously, there is a lot to happen before that point, but this idea is definitely on the table. IF we get to that point, the weekend front will help determine the tropical system’s path.