High pressure will continue to block any storms or even clouds from moving into the area through the extended forecast. Expecting more of the same weather into next week with highs 5 to 10 degrees above normal and lows at or just below normal. Temperatures this weekend will actually be a tad warmer as the remnants of typhoon Wipha help to amplify the ridge ushering in warmer weather from the southwest. As the ridge offshore becomes amplified in the West it will also act to cause the jetstream to dig south in the Midwest which means a drastic cool-down this weekend. Highs in central states will drop 15 to 20 degrees below normal and bringing more snow to the ski slopes that are starting to open up in Colorado!
The ridge will weaken by midweek but will still be present into at least Friday the 25th, which means the cool nights and warm afternoons with sunny and dry conditions will be persistent. We could see this pattern continue for the majority of the Fall season, which means cool but dry weather for the Monster Dash on October 26th and Trick-or-Treating on Halloween!
Meteorologist Megan Parry