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Turning Colder With Lingering Rain Chances

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Updated: 10/22/2013 11:31 pm
Midnight Update:  Scattered, light rain showers have developed tonight, and will continue through our overnight hours and into Wednesday.  Wednesday morning low temperatures will be around 40 degrees, with high temperatures only in the upper 40s.  Rain showers will diminish by late Wednesday, with some clearing skies.  Thursday morning, Friday morning, and Saturday morning low temperatures will be at or below the freezing mark, so make sure to unhook your garden hose from the outdoor spicket, protect tender vegetation, and prepare animals for the cold.  Thursday will feature another weaker weather disturbance which will bring the chance for some light rain showers.  The air will be cold enough on Thursday, for some slushy snow or ice pellets to mix in with the rain as well.  Thursday high temperatures will be in the mid to upper 40s.  Friday will start off with morning low temperatures around 30 degrees, with mostly sunny skies and a high of 48 degrees.  Temperatures get back in the low to mid 50s for the weekend, with partly sunny skies. 
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Another round of colder air and rain showers will move in overnight, with lingering rain chances for Wednesday and Thursday. A Freeze Watch is in effect for Friday morning, as all of the viewing area has a good chance of experiencing temperatures at or below the freezing mark. High temperatures will be about 20 degrees BELOW normal Wednesday through Friday!

TONIGHT: A weather disturbance will move through the region overnight, bringing light rain showers and colder air. Overnight low temperatures will be around 40 degrees by Wednesday morning.

WEDNESDAY: Temperatures will start off around 40 degrees Wednesday morning, and will struggle to rise throughout the day. The chance for scattered, light rain showers will linger into the afternoon. The air will be cold enough in the upper atmosphere that some wintry slush could mix in with the rain. Wednesday high temperatures will only be 48 degrees, which is nearly 20 degrees below normal for this time of the year.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Rain will end and clouds look to clear overnight Wednesday into early Thursday, allowing temperatures to fall near the freezing mark. Overnight low temperatures look to range from the low to mid 30s, with frost possible.

THURSDAY: High temperatures will remain in the mid to upper 40s for Thursday, with the chance for a few, light rain showers, as another weather disturbance swings through the region.

THURSDAY NIGHT: Temperatures will remain cold for Thursday night into Friday morning, with a good chance for many areas dipping below the freezing mark. A Freeze Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for Friday morning, due to the high likelihood of a widespread freeze across the region. Temperatures look to fall into the upper 20s to lower 30s.

FRIDAY: More sunshine returns for Friday, yet temperatures will remain cold, with a high of 48 degrees.

WEEKEND: Temperatures will be back into the low to mid 50s for Saturday and Sunday, with mostly sunny to partly sunny skies.

NEXT WEEK: Temperatures will get closer to the 60 degree mark by early next week.
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