Forecast Note: As I am watching this front drag its heels moving east (why the rain has not really been steady most of the day, it will this evening/early overnight instead), I am beginning to think that the ocean storm may be a little further west also. This means some updates may be warranted. Unfortunately it may mean more clouds, and showers, and less partial sunshine. Not certain, but I am letting you know some updates may be coming by mid-morning Tue.
A little wetter yesterday than expected. Lots of drizzle, mist which was more widespread than I thought it would be. Missed that one. The clouds and a few actual showers was not too surprising. it just came in earlier.
Now today is easy. Rain. No question about that. Most of the rain will be after 8 am and before 9 pm. Some could be heavy. And there will be times of just clouds and no rain. Expect about 1 - 1.5" of rain. Yes, our dry pattern is over. There will also be a nice southerly breeze today.
It will turn cooler and drier as the front pushes through our area late today. This should set-up a nice week for us over-all. A large ocean storm will develop and stay offshore. It will likely come close enough to keep a NE flow of air over the NE and Mid-Atlantic. This will help us stay very uniform from Tue - Fri. Because the storm won't be too far off-shore there is likely to be periods where the clouds will rule the sky esp. Tue - Thu. But by Fri we should be mostly sunny.
A large storm will also be affecting the western US and central plains. Lots of snow in the mountains and high plains from Montana to Nebraska to Minnesota. Heavy rain and severe storms east and south of that area. As this slowly comes east, the rain will lessen, and snow will lift into Canada. Some showers are possible with this sometime Saturday.
That is about it. Lots of seasonal Oct weather with week: rainstorm today, low to mid 60's all week which is exactly where we should be for the second week of Oct.
Pastor Terry. He received his bachelors degree in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oneonta, in 1994. The education continued as a hobby by reading the blogs of some of the best forecasters in the business. Although forceasting the weather is an imperfect science, it is a pleasure to follow what the Creator has made.