Late summer temperatures draw to a close Friday and drop nearly 30 degrees to the mid-50s for the Columbus Day weekend.
After reaching the mid-80s Friday afternoon, overnight temperatures will fall to around 40 as a cold front drops into the area. Northwest wind will shift to the northeast later in the night, with speeds of 20 to 30 miles per hour expected. Gusts could reach 45 mph.
Cooler air is predicted to remain in place through at least next Thursday, with chances of showers starting Saturday night, continuing through Tuesday night.