A cold front stretching from Detroit down to Dallas and high pressure centered over South Carolina are combining to stream a thick column of warm, moist air all the way from Mexico to the northeastern US today. As a result we'll see cloudy skies and a high in the mid to upper 60s this afternoon. That means today will be the 15th day this month with warmer than normal temperatures.

The stream of humid air will shift a bit tomorrow as the cold front moves eastward. With periods of sun Thursday will be the 16th warmer than normal day in October with highs in the lower 70s. There's a chance of showers late tomorrow night and into Friday morning as an upper level disturbance passes overhead. Whatever rain does fall it won't be enough to make much of a dent in the rainfall deficit this month, which is now nearly two inches below normal. Friday's high should be near 70 degrees once the sun returns.

More sun than clouds are expected this weekend. The Weather Service is thinking Saturday's high will be in the upper 60s while Sunday will reach the mid 60s. The Weather Channel forecast is not quite as warm for both days.