October Forecast: Another warm and dry month in the region
The theme the last two and a half months has been rather warm and below average for rainfall. The forecasts could keep this in the picture for another month.
The Climate Prediction Center has forecasted the viewing area for another warm and dry month. Talking temperatures – the CPC has the area for an above average chance to see warmer or above normal average temperatures for the month. September featured one of the warmest September months on record, now put at 12th all time. It featured the warmest temperature of the year and also the warmest in four years in Milwaukee. If the first two weeks of the month were not well below average, it would have made a run at the warmest September on record.
Much of the area is in between the above normal and below normal chances for rainfall. Most long-term models are indicating another month of dry conditions. It could start out great for the area though for the middle part of this week; rainfall is likely around low pressure and a cold front which could kick off the month with above average rainfall. October is the driest non-winter month throughout the year with only 2.65” of rainfall.
Snow can hit the area in the month of October. The monthly average is 0.3”.