A cold front that passed through Columbus in the pre-dawn hours will finally bring an extended period of fall weather to Georgia and Alabama this week.
Remarkably, we've only seen a temperature below 60º once this fall (59º on 9/29), but this week our lows should be able to drop into the 50s each morning. Highs will be in the 70s with greatly reduced humidity, though we'll be back to near 80 by week's end.
A weak low pressure center, the remains of former Tropical Storm Karen, is merging with the cold front in the northeastern Gulf and will cause the front to slow down. That may keep clouds in parts of Georgia through Wednesday before we are able to clear out. Strong Canadian high pressure lies behind the front and will deliver the cooler temperatures, with highs and lows below normal beginning today and recovering back to near seasonal normals.
Highs in Columbus have been in the mid and upper 80s each of October's first 6 days, but it's unlikely we'll see those kinds of temperatures again this month. The weather coming up should be more typical of October, and rain looks to be out of the picture all the way through next weekend.