October 25, 2010
Mother Nature has blessed us with many spectacular autumn weekends this year and this past one was no different. Warm temperatures and sunshine have spoiled us on fall weekends this year. As like all things in nature though, balance prevails and we have to pay the piper with soggy work weeks. This week will also deliver some chances for rainfall, but the warm temperatures stick around. The first chance for rain will come later today as a cold front swings through. Expect showers and maybe thunderstorms to develop this evening and overnight. Tomorrow will provide a partly sunny break with more rain possible tomorrow night into Wednesday morning as another front pushes through. The second front will do more to cool things down as the jetstream dips southward and a cool Canadian air mass moves into the Commonwealth. The setup for today looks like this:
The warm air ahead of today's front will really not leave until late this week. Temperatures should remain in the 70s through Wednesday and even Thursday doesn't look that cool. Friday and Saturday will be much cooler, but still sunny. October is usually a dry and sunny month, but so far our rainfall is above normal. I'll take the nice weekends with rain during the week any month of year. I'll also take 70s in late October.
The National Weather Service has released their winter outlook for 2010-2011. I'll have more on that later this week. Stay tuned!