Good Thursday morning folks. Another cold morning greets us with the prospect of a more pleasant afternoon.
Under clear skies, our temperatures will bottom out in the 30s and 40s, though the entire area should stay above freezing as we approach sunrise.
The skies will be cloud-free again today thanks to the influence of an upper-level high pressure system that continues to move over the area. With breezy winds, we'll heat up to the 60s and 70s, so morning jackets will be needed but not for the afternoon.
This evening, the next dry cold front comes and will help to put a few of our northern counties within a degree or two of freezing for Friday morning. Make sure to bring in your pets and plants and start covering your pipes if your house isn't very well insulated to prevent them from freezing up.
The afternoon of Halloween will be one of the cooler days we've had this week, with highs in the 50s and 60s. That'll be cold enough for jackets and sweaters all day long, but for the evening they'll be even more necessary while Trick-or-Treating.
This weekend, the wind really picks up, coming from the south at 20 to 30 miles-per-hour, and we can look forward to a few thunderstorms popping up on Sunday as temperatures get back above seasonal averages.
Rain chances continue for the High Plains into Monday, as we cool back down to the 60s outside. Even cooler weather is coming for next Tuesday.
Have a pleasant day!
Meteorologist Chris Martin
Average High: 67
Average Low: 40
Year-to-Date Precipitation: 18.93"
Drying Potential: High
Pan Evaporation: 0.27"
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