Seasonal allergies begin to wane with our first frost then the cold/flu season kicks in as big temperature swings keep us on our toes to stay healthy.Those big temperature changes are thanks to the polar jet stream dipping farther and farther south delivering arctic blasts of cold air. Our relative location to the Gulf of Mexico also keeps a chance of warm, moist air in play which can lead to nasty severe weather outbreaks and winter storms deeper into the season. This is why we call Fall our SECOND severe weather season in the Local 6 area. It's not uncommon for tornadoes and windstorms in October and November.
Below is a look at the outlook from the Climate Prediction Center for temperature and precipitation for the month of October.