Happy Sunday!

Fog and mist are back this evening after a cloudy and cold day.

The higher risk of fog will tend to be along and south of the interstate, but light fog and mist are possible to the west as well.

I think we’re going to stay socked in with clouds again Monday. Temperatures won’t move much with highs in the low to mid-40s.

A potent storm will move through the West on Monday and into the middle of the country Tuesday where it will wind up. Strong winds out of the south will lead to a bit of a warm-up with highs in the 50s.

The two stories Tuesday will be the wind and heavy rainfall. The powerful storm will come with a strong wind field that will lead to wind gusts topping 40 mph Tuesday.

A band of heavy rain will work from west to east, starting near I-49 to start the day, before pushing to Hwy. 65 by noon. The band of heavy rain will be east of Hwy. 63 by late afternoon. Rain amounts will range from a quarter to three-quarters of an inch to the northwest to three-quarters of an inch to an inch and a half near and south of the interstate.

Temperatures will stairstep back down through the second half of the week with highs near 50° Wednesday, falling into the mid-30s by Friday.

This won’t be a brief bout of cold. All models are suggesting the cold will stay in place all the way through Christmas. I know a lot of you are hoping for snow, and this shift to a cold pattern will put us on that track. The model guidance is only hinting at possibilities right now, but my guess is that we’ll have a few shots at wintry weather during this cold period.