The latest Storm Tracker Forecast from Meteorologists Rob Lindenmuth and Kevin Appleby:
Five fantastic days to open up October did not continue Friday across the Capital Region as we saw mainly cloudy skies and cooler temperatures. Despite high temperatures coming in 8-12 degrees lower than Thursday, these numbers were still 5-10 degrees above average for this time of year.
Isolated showers Friday will gradually become more numerous throughout the overnight hours. A cold front to our west won’t make it here before lunchtime tomorrow, so overnight temperatures will remain mild.
The aforementioned cold front will swing through tomorrow, bringing a heavy burst of rainfall around lunchtime.
There could even be a couple of rumbles of thunder ahead of the cold front.
Temperatures will either peak late tomorrow morning or early tomorrow afternoon, falling behind the cold front. These temperatures are very close to average!
Heavy rain will linger into the early evening, before the bulk of the moisture pulls away from the Capital Region. We are expecting a narrow band of higher rainfall amounts (2-3″ of rain), while most of us can expect at least an inch.
Northwesterly breezes will pick up behind the cold front, persisting into Sunday. While there may be a few sunny breaks, we will be dodging some lake-enhanced showers with upper level low spinning in southern Canada.
The final two days of the extended weekend feature cooler than average temperatures. A lot of us struggle to climb through the 50s, and some of the higher terrain may remain in the 40s.
The upcoming weather pattern is an active one not featuring too much sunshine. A warm front will try to lift through the region by the end of the upcoming work week, which could briefly spike temperatures.