Weather Outlook – the Week Ahead: First Frost Possible

Weather Outlook - October 2, 2016
Published Sunday, October 2, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

Summer temperatures draw to a close this week - at least temporarily - and the first frost of the season may occur later in the week.

Sunday and Monday start off with high temperatures in the low to mid-80s. Monday will also be breezy as an upper level low moves in from southern Idaho. South winds are expected to reach the 15 to 25 mile-per-hour range by the afternoon, and gusts to 30 mph in the evening. The warmer temperatures, low humidity and wind will increase the Monday's fire danger. A Red Flag Warning will be in effect for counties west of Kiowa County, and a Fire Weather Watch will be in place to the north.

Significant cooling begins Tuesday as highs drop to the low to mid-70s for the middle of the week and overnight lows dip to the mid-30s.

Thursday's high will be around 60, with an overnight low around 30. Sensitive plants should be protected or brought indoors to minimize damage.

A warm-up begins Friday, as the high temperature returns to around 70, and continues to rebound Saturday to the upper 70s. may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Commissions do not influence editorial independence.

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