We’ve enjoyed a weekend of warmth and sunshine and we can look forward to that to kick off the week.

Tonight will be mostly clear and cool with temperatures falling into the 50s. Another sun-filled day on Monday will come with a wind shift to a more southwesterly direction. This will lead to another round of 80° highs Monday, warm enough in a few spots to challenge record highs.

Warm temperatures are here to stay this week as a trough gets established in the West. The new pattern will also contribute to a near-daily chance for showers as well. The first shot at showers will come Tuesday as the remnants of “Norma” get drawn north into the middle of the country.

Additional chances for showers will come Wednesday through the end of the week. Clouds will be fairly widespread all of those days, but no day appears to be a washout. Rain chances will tend to be highest to the west and northwest through the period. Thankfully at this time, there are no concerns about severe weather.

The trough will persist in the West through the weekend with a frontal zone slowly edging south through the area. Cooler temperatures are on the table for this weekend along with the possibility for rain to become more widespread and heavy.

It looks like the wet pattern will clear out in time for Halloween, but with the drier pattern will come colder temperatures. It looks cold and quiet for trick-or-treaters and we may start the day off with our first widespread freeze of the season.