Jim’s First Alert Forecast: 80s building in; Tracking weekend cold front

Cold front zipping through Saturday evening
WITN First Alert Forecast for Friday, October 15th
Published: Oct. 12, 2021 at 7:03 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 15, 2021 at 8:50 AM EDT
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Forecast Discussion: Increasing sunshine will bring warmer temperatures for the end of the week with highs in the low to mid 80s today and Saturday. A cold front will move in Saturday evening and clear the coast by midnight. A few showers will be likely as the front moves through Saturday evening. The passage of this front will mark a significant drop in air temps from Saturday to Sunday, creating a more October like feel for the following week. This system will also produce gusty winds that will likely knock down a solid amount of leaves over the weekend. High pressure will then take control and give us a dry stretch of weather through most of next week.

Typically, we see our first frost of the season in either late October or early November. The near-term forecast keeps us well above the frost level.

The tropics are remaining quiet with a disturbance east of the Bahamas given a 10 percent of development. Upper level winds are not favorable for this system to form.


Sunny and warm. High of 84. Wind: N 3-7. Overnight low 63.


Many dry hours but scattered showers after 4pm. High of 85. Wind: SW15 G25. Rain chance: 40% after 4pm.


Noticeably cooler with lots of sunshine. Highs in the upper 60s. Wind: NW10 G20.