We’re quickly getting used to cooler, more October-like weather right now thanks to a change in our weather pattern that has moved the 70° and 80° warmth out and is allowing some Canadian air into the region. It looks like we’ll need to keep our jackets handy this weekend and for all of next week as temperatures will not only be seasonably cool, but there may be a couple of days where it’ll actually feel a bit more like November. Wind gusts today will continue to occasionally reach 35 miles per hour until around sunset when those winds will diminish slightly. Both Saturday and Sunday will be on the gusty side, but probably not as breezy as our Friday with highs near 60° and west winds occasionally reaching 25 miles per hour. There will also be a chance for a couple of brief showers or sprinkles late Saturday evening through sunrise Sunday, otherwise things will be bright, sunny, and seasonable over the next few days. The middle of next week will feature a cool down where temperatures will possibly be around 10 degrees cooler than average for three or four days.
For those heading out to watch some local high school football games tonight, here’s the forecast:
The NW winds will slowly subside through the course of the game between 7 and 10pm and those brisk winds will keep wind chills in the lower and middle 40s. It will definitely be jacket, gloves, stadium blanket, and hot chocolate weather!
Another thing to expect in the next week will be the release of the official Winter Forecast for the Nation from NOAA. That will be at 10am next Thursday. I’m sure we’ll all be keenly interested in what the longer range models and NWS forecasters are predicting for our weather in what is expected to be a La Nina phase in our weather pattern. The forecast that will be released will be effective December 2011 to February 2012. Stay tuned!
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This post was written by tschmidt on October 14, 2011