Friday, Sept. 22
Autumnal Equinox occurs at 3:02 pm. A high pressure ridge aloft continues to strengthen with the subsequently subsiding air giving mostly sunny skies. Southerly winds help boost afternoon highs to record levels. Mostly sunny skies and rather humid with temperatures quickly warming through the 80s into the 90s. Afternoon highs in the mid-90s exceeding the old record of 92 set back in 1956. Clear skies overnight.
Saturday, Sept. 23
Abundant sunshine again helps boost temperatures to 90-degrees or higher for a 4th straight day – likely exceeding the old record of 91 degrees set back in 1937. Southerly winds.
Sunday, Sept. 24
The first weekend of fall remains unseasonably warm. T-storms are held to the west, leaving our skies mostly sunny. Highs hover around 90°, approaching the old record of 91 set in 1891. South to southwest winds 10 mph.
Monday, Sept. 25
An increase in high and mid-level clouds. Continued unseasonably warm and humid with afternoon highs approaching the 90° mark, possibly reaching or exceeding the old record of 90 set back in 1998. Southerly winds.
Tuesday, Sept. 26
Cold front to the west finally approaches the area, raising rain chances. Scattered storms may reach the area overnight. Southwest winds 10-15 mph shifting northwest after midnight.
Wednesday, Sept. 27
Cooler, less humid air sweeps into the area, bringing temperatures closer to normal. Lingering showers/t-storms exit the area leaving skies partly cloudy. Northwest winds 15-20 mph.
Thursday, Sept. 28
Considerable sunshine through scattered clouds. Afternoon highs 70-75 with cooler readings at the lakefront. Partly cloudy overnight. North to northeast winds.