A pretty day today and it should be the prelude to a fantastic week. This will be our “Indian Summer” as temps will surge into the 70s this week. In fact it may get close to 80 Friday or Saturday. It just does not get any better than this. As we get warm, the west will get cold. Snow has been falling as far south as the northern Sierra Nevada mountains. More will come out that way, but what is more interesting is that much of Western Canada is cold, in fact very cold. Snow cover is increasing. Could this mean an early start to winter? That is hard to say, but I doubt November will be warm. So enjoy this week. It might be the nicest 7 day string until next spring.
Closer to home, this cold air will move in sometime late weekend or early next week. The potential on the weather maps is extreme with winter to the west and a tropical storm in the east. If they come together, we will have a very strong storm, lots and lots of rain, wind and much, much colder air next week. But that is a week away …
Tonight: Clear starlit skies, cool. Temps will range from the mid - upper 30s in the colder valleys to the low 40s on the ridges.
Monday: Sunshine! A gentle westerly breeze developing, as temps warm to upper 60s by late in the afternoon.
Monday night: Mostly clear, and milder. Lows in the mid – upper 40s.
Tuesday: Some clouds early as showers move across NY and northern PA. Our morning clouds should break up allowing the sun to warm things up into the low 70s.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, mild. Temps dropping to around 50.
1. Warm Wed into Sat or even Sun
2. Some clouds could come off the ocean Wednesday night – Thursday.
3. Big storm likely to develop next weekend/early next week bringing lots of wind, thunderstorms, heavy rain and much colder air.
4. The last day or two of Oct and first days of November look very cold for this time of year. First snow flurries of the season?