PAST CLIMATE MAPS
October is expected to experience slightly below normal temperatures. Precipitation is expected to total below normal over much of the Midwest.
Lingering clouds, isolated showers with cooler temperatures are favored to open the first few days of the forecast period, Wednesday to Friday, Oct. 1-3.
Fair skies and milder temperatures are favored for the weekend of Oct. 4-5.
Clouds and scattered showers are expected to move in, especially over parts south of Minnesota and South Dakota, from Monday to Friday, Oct. 6-10. Precipitation should be light to moderate.
Much of the next seven days, Oct. 11-17, is expected to be a mix of sun and clouds with passing showers. Light to moderate precipitation is favored with heavier totals mainly over the northern Midwest.
A mix of sun and clouds are favored from Saturday to Tuesday, Oct. 18-21 but I expect precipitation to become more isolated.
Clouds and passing showers are expected from Wednesday to Friday, Oct. 22-24. Once again I think much of the precipitation activity will be over the northern reaches of the Midwest with maybe a touch of snow over the Red River Valley and Minnesota's Arrowhead region.
Fair skies and cool temperatures are favored for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25-26.
Clouds and passing showers are expected from Monday to Thursday, Oct. 27-30. Precipitation totals should be light with heavier totals favored over the Dakotas and northern Minnesota.
Sunny skies are favored for Friday, Oct. 31, Halloween.