We have a gorgeous Monday in store to start the new work week. Mostly sunny skies and high's expected to be in the low to mid 70's. Working into the larger forecast for the week though, changes are coming. Right now we have a high pressure system hanging over head keeping things dry and comfortable. As we work into tomorrow afternoon, cloud cover will increase ahead of a cold front to the west. This will funnel in moisture from our south and west Wednesday and Thursday before clearing out and cooling off Friday and the weekend.
Model guidance suggests an isolated shower is possible tomorrow afternoon in the plateau but the main system won't arrive until Wednesday, caring through Thursday evening. With this next system, we are expecting between an inch to two inches of rainfall. Again, as depressing as it can be, we have been very dry across the state, so all rainfall helps. By Friday morning we will begin clearing out, allowing for a "chilly" end to the work week with high's in the low to mid 50's. Frost will likely be a concern Friday and through the weekend, as low's are expected to be in the low/mid 30's with some in the higher elevations dipping into the upper 20's.
Looking ahead into early November, the CPC (Climate Prediction Center) expects much cooler temperatures (below average) for the first week. In addition, expecting much drier conditions as well. Once the cold front moves through Thursday and into Friday of this week, we will cool down and dry out for the week ahead.
That is all we have for your Monday forecast but be sure to soak up some rays before more rainfall moves in mid-week.