Sun-filled Sunday with seasonable temperatures

Today: Nice with plenty of sunshine. High: 72

Tonight: Mainly clear and chilly (patchy frost possible in northern Monroe county). Low: 42

Monday: Sunshine followed by afternoon clouds (rain starting in the evening). High: 74 Low: 57

Hope you’re enjoying this first official weekend of fall! After a much cooler and more fall-like day on Saturday, today will be very similar and even just a bit cooler.

A chilly start this morning with plenty of sunshine. Sun-filled skies right through this afternoon as high temperatures only hit the lower 70s. Making  it another beautiful day for any outdoor fall activities! Temperatures will fall back to the lower 40s under mainly clear skies. Patchy areas of frost will be possible for some, especially in the northern counties.

Monday will start off mostly sunny with highs in the mid 70s. The cloud cover will begin to thicken up during the afternoon as rain approaches the area by the evening. The rain will continue overnight and could linger into Tuesday morning, especially south and east. There may be a lingering shower around through the rest of the week, but otherwise expect a mix of sun and clouds with seasonable temperatures.

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