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A chilly start to October

GALLERY: Fall colors across Wisconsin
Posted at 1:20 PM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 14:21:38-04

Get ready to feel a drastic drop in our temperatures as we head into the first few days of October.

On Thursday, a strong cold front will move through southeastern Wisconsin, making our temperatures 10 to 15 degrees cooler than what we would expect for this time of the year. In addition to the cooler temperatures, we will also have to deal with some scattered showers but up north (from Rhinelander to Wausau), there could be some light snow mixing with rain at times.

The image below shows morning temperatures on Friday. Notice the pocket of 20s and 30s stretching from Nebraska & the Dakotas all the way to Wisconsin. This cool snap will be felt as far south as the Florida panhandle and will probably be a welcomed break from the heat for many people that live in the south.

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While we’re enjoying our pumpkin spice and fall coat conditions, the western half of the United States will be dealing with some unseasonably warm temperatures. A strong ridge of high pressure will keep cities from Washington State to New Mexico in the 80s & 90s through the weekend.

The image below shows the afternoon temperatures for Friday across the United States. The main thing to note from this map is that it will be warm out west and cool in the east

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Here’s an up-close look at possible temperatures across southeast Wisconsin on Friday morning. Farther inland temperatures will be at or below the 32° so there will be the potential for some frost developing Thursday night into Friday morning.

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Temperatures are only expected to make it up into the low to mid-50s for Friday afternoon.

Fall has arrived!

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