7:00 AM | Much better weather for today and Saturday, but an extended stretch of quite cool weather begins on Sunday; next important rain threat comes by mid-week

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, pleasant, highs near 70 degrees

Tonight

Partly cloudy, cool, lows in the lower 50's

Saturday

Partly sunny, seasonably cool, becoming breezy later in the day with the chance for a shower, mid-to-upper 60’s

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, windy, maybe a shower, turning quite chilly late with lows in the lower 40’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, windy, quite cool, low-to-mid 50’s

Monday

Partly sunny, quite cool, mid-to-upper 50’s

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, quite cool, showers likely, upper 50’s

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, breezy, quite cool, showers likely, low-to-mid 50’s

Discussion

High pressure will push in today and generate nice weather around here as we end the work week and begin the weekend. Another strong cold front, however, will whip through the region tomorrow night and it’ll turn much cooler for an extended period of time beginning Sunday. High temperatures today and Saturday will not be far from the 70 degree mark, but should generally be confined to the 50’s on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The cold front will primarily pass through on the dry side tomorrow evening; however, a shower or two cannot be ruled out; especially, in the western suburbs and the breeze will kick up noticeably late tomorrow and it'll stay quite windy tomorrow night and Sunday. Low pressure will drop southeastward from the Great Lakes region into the Mid-Atlantic by Tuesday and it could then strengthen along the east coast at mid-week giving us the chance for some rain on both Tuesday and Wednesday along with continued cool conditions. Elsewhere, Gonzalo weakened a bit overnight, but it remains a major hurricane (category 3) this morning with sustained winds at 130 mph and it makes its closest approach to Bermuda today bringing with it hurricane-force winds for several hours and a strong storm surge.

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