Brrr... Colder temps on the way to Coweta

By SARAH FAY CAMPBELL
sarah@newnan.com
The unseasonably warm temperatures we’ve been experiencing will be coming to an end — at least for a while. 
Colder temperatures are in store for the next week, with a low temperature of 32 forecast for early Tuesday, and a chilly 33 low forecast for Halloween. 
Today’s forecast from the National Weather Service is for mostly cloudy skies with a high near 66 and winds from 5 to 15 mph. Tonight, the low will be around 45. 
Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 62, and windy, with sustained winds of 10 mph and gusts as high as 20 mph. The forecast low is 36. 
Monday’s forecast is for sunny skies, a high near 59, and a low close to freezing. Tuesday will be sunny and 58, with a low of 34. Halloween will be a bit warmer during the day, with a forecast high of 62 and mostly sunny skies. 
The recent sunny days in the 80s have been about 10 degrees warmer than normal, said Nate Mayes, meteorologist with the National Weather Service Peachtree City office, but the upcoming weather will be unseasonably cold. 
The average low temperature for this time of year is 51, and the normal high is 70. 
Don’t expect winter to set in just yet, though. 
“This is going to be temporary,” Mayes said. 
Does this early cold snap foreshadow a cold winter? 
Not that the meteorologists can see. So far, the prediction is for a “pretty much normal, sort of average” winter, Mayes said. The winter might be a bit wetter than normal, though, Mayes added. 
And cold snaps can happen, of course. “Things can always change, and we’ve got the Arctic oscillation,” Mayes said. The Arctic oscillation “waves back and forth near the Canadian border,” Mayes said. “Occasionally the Jet Stream will shift and drop a cold front. When that happens, we get a cold shift for a couple of days.” 
Georgia shouldn’t be affected at all by Hurricane Sandy, which is threatening to combine with a winter storm to pound the northeastern United States.
“It’s going to be snowing on the southwest flank” of the storm, Mayes said. “There will be high winds, high surf, a full moon, and high tide,” he said. “And then the rain and snow.”



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