Cold front arrives early Saturday; beautiful weather all weekend

Posted at 7:55 PM, Oct 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-20 06:34:52-04

The much advertised cool down is still expected this weekend. The cold front, now located across parts of the Mississippi and Ohio Valley will push southward toward Southwest Florida, arriving by late Friday night into early Saturday. After seeing several days with temps in the mid to upper 80's and in some cases around 90, cooler weather will arrive by Saturday afternoon.

Highs Saturday will reach the low 80's under mostly sunny skies and a brisk northwest wind. Clear skies can be expected Saturday night and temperatures will drop into the low 60's for most areas, with some spots well inland seeing the upper 50's.

High temperatures on Sunday will only reach the upper 70's to around 80, below average for this time of year. We will see the coolest mornings since early May by Sunday and Monday morning.

The cooler weather lasts through early next week, with another cool start on Monday, with pleasant afternoons through Tuesday. Another cold front will move through the area on Wednesday but humidity levels will slowly creep back up by later next week, meaning warmer overnight temperatures, and slightly more humid afternoons after Wednesday.

Chief Meteorologist Derek Beasley