Thursday, November 08, 2012

November 9th, 2012 Forecast

Well, we had a hurricane and a nor'easter.  Many people are asking, "What's next"?  After making this forecast today, I am happy to report that - at least in the extended forecast I created - nothing.  We'll actually enjoy a tame stretch of weather, with above normal temperatures and mostly sunny skies, with one outlier.

Tonight, however, we're still dealing with cold conditions as we're still stuck in the trough.  Temperatures will drop to around the freezing mark close to the city and to the south and east, and into the upper 20's to lower 30's out towards the north and west.  Skies will remain partly cloudy and winds will still kick up every once in a while out of the northwest.  Tomorrow, mostly sunny skies will prevail with highs in the mid-50's around the metro, the upper 40's to lower 50's to the north and west and the mid-50's to the south and east.  Winds will still be calming down behind the nor'easter, again out of the northwest at 5 to 15 mph, but by Friday night, winds will be closer to the 5 mph range.

For the start of the weekend, Saturday really starts to warm things up, already flirting with the 60-degree mark and all under mostly sunny skies.  Sunday, again mostly sunny with temperatures in the mid- to upper 60's.  Hopefully, whether your still cleaning up or just going back to "normal" life, you find some time this weekend to get outside and enjoy the late-autumn air and scenery.  Monday and the start of the workweek, temperatures getting close to the 70-degree range.  I wouldn't be surprised if some places to the south and east did hit 70.  Tuesday, we start back on the road to reality.  Mostly cloudy and scattered showers around and temperatures drop back into the lower 60's.  By Wednesday, the clouds and showers have moved off, but in it's wake, we return back to normal temperatures.  I also think that this stretch of 60's might be the last until net year.  For Thursday, high back to the double-nickel (55-degrees) under partly cloudy skies.

There will be no Friday Night Lights Forecast any further, since games are now in the playoff and some won't be played in the area.