Temperatures turn colder for the weekend

Posted Wednesday, October 21, 2020

We did need the rain and Mother Nature has finally brought us some decent rainfall over the last 48 hours. Our rainfall deficit that pretty much stayed through the majority of the month has now turned into a surplus of nearly 0.20-inches.

Total for the month as of last night brings us up to 1.97-inches here in the Valley.

Showers locally have ended with the arrival and passage of a warm front this morning. Temperatures across the region will warm to the low-70s this afternoon. It will stay warm – and well above average – locally through Friday. It will even feel a bit humid with dew points hovering in the low-60s.

Enjoy these next warm and pleasant days. A strong cold front will head our way Friday night. Showers and perhaps even some thunder will accompany the front Friday night and showers can linger into Saturday morning.

NAM3k Temperatures Friday afternoon. Can you spot the cold front?

This front means business. Temperatures across the Valley will go from the upper-70s Friday afternoon to maybe the upper-50s on Saturday. (Odds are, it’ll be the last time we see 70° for quite some time.)

While there can be showers early Saturday, these should clear out by the afternoon. Sunday looks dry so far as well and temperatures will recover to around average for Sunday’s afternoon high.

The pattern looks to be unsettled for the longer range. I think we can look forward to several opportunities for wet weather next week and temperatures will trend below normal as well.

Generally speaking odds favor a damp and chilly Halloween this year.

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