What a great weekend for outdoor activities! Temperatures were comfortable and humidity levels remained low. Now for the good news if you’re a big fan of milder weather, back-to-work weather will have an even more fallish feel than this past weekend.

We’ll start the week with clouds and a chance for showers, but the fall feel will be with us all week long. We’ll start the day Monday with a mix of sun and clouds. Temperatures will climb into the upper 70s and low 80s by early afternoon as clouds thicken up from northwest to southeast. Light showers will come with the clouds later in the day, gradually spreading south of I-44 by late afternoon.

Mainly light showers will continue on and off throughout the night, lingering into Tuesday. The question for Tuesday is just how long clouds stick around. The morning should remain cloudy with misty light showers. During the afternoon clouds will gradually clear from north to south, but it may be late enough in the day for unusually mild temperatures. Temperatures may struggle to warm out of the 60s and into the low 70s.

The pattern that follows will remain unusually mild for mid-September. A broad trough in the Eastern U.S. will keep the pipeline of Canadian air flowing into the eastern half of the country. There will be waves of clouds as disturbances move through, but little in the way of rain in the area through the weekend.

Temperatures will remain 5 to 10° below normal and much of the area may not see 80° again until sometime later next week.