TONIGHT: Clear & Mild. Lo 58.

TUESDAY: Sunny & Warm. Hi 82. Lo 58.

WEDNESDAY: Sunny & Warm. Hi 82. Lo 58.

Yesterday kicked off the month of October in spectacular fashion with sunny skies and high temperatures just shy of 80°. This sunny and warm weather will continue for much of the first week of the new month. Consider it a taste of late summer as we kick off October!

We sat just shy of 80 this afternoon, but it’s pretty clear with the pattern that we’re seeing that hitting that mark is an inevitability. The maintenance of higher pressure of the eastern half of the U.S. thanks to an upper-level ridge will lead to the above-average temperature trend we see this week. Highs sit in the lower 80s through this Wednesday before gradually starting to cool down. You’ll really want to enjoy this pattern now, not just because of the sunny and beautiful conditions but also because this will likely be the last week of the year we see weather in the 80s at all. Movement of a trough eastward over the weekend brings the first big fall front of the year. We’ll have more updates for timing and impacts on the coming days but early signs point to an easterly flow and resultant overcast skies and drizzle ahead of a main line of showers Friday. The front itself will arrive early Saturday, dropping highs into the 60s by Sunday while lows drop from the 60s into the 40s by Monday night as a result of the front.

-Meteorologist Jackson Chastain