After 10 straight days of dry weather to end September and start out October, rain returned on Sunday and will be off and on for much of the week ahead along with cooler temperatures.

High temperatures will only be in the low to mid-70s on most afternoons. I can bring you one bit of good news in the extended forecast, if everything goes as expected you will be enjoying sunshine and in the mid-70s this weekend.

There is no frost coming through Oct.15 but during the second half of the month, it is likely a cold front will drop down from Canada and bring frost and possible freeze.

We have a new moon on Oct. 6, which means no moon in the nighttime sky which makes for an excellent time for amateur astronomers to see galaxies and other fainter objects at night.

Venus will continue to shine brightly just after sunset in the southwestern sky and Jupiter to the southeast at mid evening. Drop me an email anytime to

Steve Norris obtained his first job in radio doing the weather as a senior in high school. As well as writing articles for newspapers, he provides severe weather information to county governments and Emergency Management and also does live hourly weather reports for radio stations. He has received multiple awards for his coverage of severe weather in middle Tennessee — both tornadoes and ice storms.