Big chill will break up warm fall
Back-to-back cold fronts in forecast
KINGMAN - You may have enjoyed the warm start to fall, but the fun is over.
Temperatures are set to dip into the mid-50s today, with chilly days expected through the weekend. Kingman should warm up for a couple of days next week, but another cold front will push temperatures down into the 50s again next weekend.
"We've been blessed with an extended Indian summer," said Mike Kennedy, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. "People should expect it to be cold moving forward."
Historically, the normal temperatures for this time of year in Kingman are in the 60s, Kennedy said. Instead, the area experienced multiple days of 70-, 80- and even 90-degree weather.
A deep low-pressure system is moving in from the north/northwest, he said, bringing strong winds, chilly temperatures and chances of rain.
Over the weekend is when it'll get the coldest, and it's possible the city gets its first frost overnight on either Saturday or Sunday.
The temperatures are expected to normalize in the 60s next week, but another cold front is expected to move in by next weekend, he said, and the results will be similar to this week.
In late November, 50-degree days will become the norm.
The National Weather Service forecast for Kingman through Wednesday:
Friday, sunny with a high near 56, 18-28 mph winds with possible 38-mph gusts.
Friday night, 30 percent chance of rain, a low of 38, 14-17 mph winds with possible 24-mph gusts.
Saturday, partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of rain and a high of 48, 10-20 mph winds with possible 28-mph gusts.
Saturday night: 20 percent chance of rain with a low of 34.
Sunday, mostly sunny with a high of 50.
Sunday night, clear with a low of 33.
Monday, sunny with a high of 60.
Monday night, clear with a low of 39.
Tuesday, sunny with a high of 64.
Tuesday night, cloudy with a low of 43.
Wednesday, partly sunny with a high of 63.