OVERNIGHT: Mostly Clear, Cold
THURSDAY: Increasing Clouds
PM Slight Chance of Showers/Sprinkles
FRIDAY (Halloween): Variable Cloudiness
Falling Temperatures, Colder
Low 41/High 43
SATURDAY: AM Freeze
Low 28/High 47
SUNDAY: Mostly Sunny
Low 28/High 48
MONDAY: Partly Sunny
PM Chance of Showers
Low 40/High 61
The day started with sunshine for most of the area, but clouds were moving in by the afternoon and a few were seeing some light rain showers. Temperatures were a little higher than yesterday at least making it over 50-degrees at most locations.
--STORM TEAM FORECAST--
A strong cold Canadian air mass will drop southward into the region overnight tonight bringing much colder air for the end of the week and the beginning of the weekend. We could see some scattered light showers during the day on Friday under variably cloud skies. By later Friday evening there's even a chance we could see some lake effect rain/snow showers streaming southward from the southern tip of Lake Michigan. This will primarily affect those along the state line to northern Vermilion County, Illinois and Warren County, Indiana.
Trick-or-treaters will need to layer up under the costumes Friday evening as temperatures fall into the the upper 30s. Windy conditions may even produce wind chill values below freezing, maybe even into the 20s, during trick-or-treat and with a little moisture available you may see a few flurries fly.
Temperatures plummet overnight Friday night and again overnight Saturday night with low falling to between 25 and 30 degrees. A widespread freeze is expected during both nights bringing an end to the growing season.
The rest of the weekend appears to be fair, but cool as highs will only reach into the mid 40s on both Saturday and Sunday. Lows will fall into the 20s once again early Sunday before a more moderate air mass begins to take temperatures back into more typical readings.
Also, we'll see another weather system move in early next week to bring chances of rain showers on Monday and Tuesday. Highs for those two days will return to the low 60s on Monday and fall to the low 50s on Tuesday.
--6-10 DAY OUTLOOK--
November 5-9: Temperatures and rainfall are both expected to be slightly above average during the period.
Chief Weather Anchor