After a return to August-like weather a well organized cold front blasted through our state on Monday. Wind damage and investigated reports of tornadoes will be validated today. The destructive nature of this front is also providing a few benefits this week. We’re fortunately sliding out of the upper and mid 80s to temperatures in the mid 70s through Wednesday. This front will also shift our winds from the north and provide a nice dry-out through the forecast period. Another benefit of this weather episode is the upper level trough that is advancing well ahead of the cold front. This mechanism will assist in pulling Hurricane Gonzolo away from the eastern seaboard of the United States, bumping it into the Atlantic. Enjoy a taste of Autumn.