The record for Oct. 2 is 89 degrees, set back in 1986. We will be creeping very close to that as we head into the afternoon with highs forecast in the mid-80s.
High pressure is in full-force Wednesday, filtering in warming air to our region along with abundant sunshine. This stretch of warm weather could be the last time we see temps in the 80s until next spring.
That’s not to say we won’t have a day or two of warm weather in late October or even November, but chances certainly go down as we lose our daylight.
High pressure will stay in control through Friday, and then a front will approach from the north providing us with some cloud cover and perhaps a sprinkle or two around and north of the Mason-Dixon line.
Models are hinting at the formation of a coastal system by late Sunday/early Monday, which will be a big rain producer for us if the models verify.
This is something we will be keeping a close eye on and fine-tuning over the next couple of days.
For now, enjoy your “Indian Summer.”