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October chill takes over

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Daylight satellite image - Tuesday mid-morning Daylight satellite image - Tuesday mid-morning

Our coolest weather of the fall season is on the way, with a big drop in temperatures coming starting Wednesday.

First we will need to get rid of the extensive cloud cover that formed north of a stalled front in the Gulf.  Those clouds produced rain during the early morning hours, but only trace amounts have been measured in Columbus.

A front will advance southward and push the clouds out as a drier, colder air mass takes over Beginning Tuesday night.  Highs Wednesday may not get out of the 60s in spite of plentiful sunshine, then lows will drop into the lower 40s Thursday morning. 

Another front early Friday should bring even colder Canadian air down upon us, and if winds go light Friday night, there may be some frost in low-lying, frost-prone areas by Saturday morning.  Freezing temperatures, however, are not expected.

After today's brief bout with rain, dry conditions will settle in for the next week.

Kurt Schmitz

Kurt joined WRBL's First Alert 3 staff in September 2011 after a 34-year career in television meteorology. More>>

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