Period begins with a trough over the eastern U.S and a ridge in the west, while a cold front is working down from the Plains. This cold front will move into the state tomorrow, but with dry air in place, only a wind shift will be seen. Temps ahead of it will rise into the upper 60s to low 70s under sunny skies. It will be MUCH cooler mid-week with 50s to near 60 for highs, and this may be generous, especially on Thursday. A shortwave will move through the northwest flow and combine with the remnants of Pacific hurricane Willa and give us a round of showers across the state. This feature will be fast moving with dry air returning by Thursday night, limiting any effects on us here. Lows will remain in the 40s.
Tranquil period will be seen with dry days and clear nights with abundant sunshine during the day. A few shortwave will move through the area, one of which will bring a cold front but no rain is expected with dry air in place. Highs in the 60s to near 70 and lows in the 40s will be common through the period.
I went a tad above guidance at the end of the period, as the atmosphere is trying to give us a rather interesting Halloween. As mentioned last night in my blog, there could be a rainmaker on Halloween. This is still just beyond the period but guidance is advertising a Colorado Low setup. This would favor not only rain, but even a severe weather threat for the natural state. This is still over a week out, so things can and will change but this definitely has my attention, even this far out and I am normally not one to go into to much detail this far out. Stay tuned to future blog updates and the latest forecasts as we get closer to Halloween Night.