For a little over a week, we’ve been talking about the big chill heading our way for September 11-12. The front has gained a little speed and should arrive early enough on the 10th, that we can add the fall feel in the air to Wednesday now, as well.
Ahead of the cold front, storms will be possible with some strong to severe storm potential later in the day on Tuesday. Once the front pushes through Wednesday morning, the focus shifts from rain chances to cool breezes blowing through the region. With average highs in the middle 80s this time of year, we are expecting temperatures 20-25° below average by the end of the week.
So, how does this stack up to strong cold fronts in September in the past? Here’s a quick look at the record lows for Thursday (9/11), Friday (9/12), and Saturday (9/13):
Saturday’s record might be out-of-reach, but if skies were to remain clear Thursday night, lower 40s are certainly possible. Right now, we expect areas of clouds that night, so we might stay just shy of record-setting levels on this blast of cool weather. So, who is making us all some great chili?