Good late Wednesday evening, everyone. Even with mostly cloudy skies working back in across the area today, we held steady with mild temperatures once again. While we didn’t quite make into the upper 70s like some spots did yesterday, the cloud cover kept us chilly this morning and dropped us back a few degrees. Still, we had a mild day with highs back in the lower 70s.
Very similar to how we held steady with mild temperatures, we held steady with quiet weather across the area today. While nothing of note is happening at the surface, all the action is taking place upstairs at the jet stream level. Our quick upper-level wave is passing just to our north and will continue to move into the Great Lakes through the night. While the departing low means we’ll go back under an upper level ridge to take us closer to the weekend, we’re watching a pair of upper lows in the Gulf of Alaska and the northern Pacific getting their act together. That’s the sign that we’re almost ready to go into a bit of an active setup ahead of us.
In the meantime, we’ll stay chilly through the night as the departing upper-level low starts clearing the skies out. Some cloud cover will be around for the morning, but we’ll stay dry. We’ll call it partly cloudy for your Thursday morning as lows drop back into the lower 50s. Some upper 40s can’t be ruled out for a few northwestern spots, but we’ll stay mainly chilly for the AM drive.
With mostly sunny skies and a lighter south breeze at 5-10 mph, that’s the right combination to send temperatures back up there once again. We’ll start the afternoon right around 70 degrees before we settle for highs around 73 degrees for your Thursday afternoon.
For Thursday night and Friday morning, we’ll have another area of partly cloudy skies pay us a visit while we continue to stay dry. That will help prevent temperatures from dropping off to much. Let’s plan on a mild evening and a chilly start to your Friday morning with lows dropping back into the middle 50s.
Even with partly sunny skies staying with us for Friday, we’ll have a nice start to the weekend as we stay dry and mild with highs around 73.
After we get past a quiet and mild Saturday under partly sunny skies, we’ll turn our attention to our next storm system brewing out in the Pacific and Gulf of Alaska. While it will send in mostly cloudy skies and a few showers Sunday afternoon, we’ll see rain and t-storm chances pick up for Monday and Tuesday as a front begins to work through.
After we get the front through, we’ll turn chilly again for Wednesday as lows drop back into the lower to middle 30s and highs back in the middle 50s. Wednesday will be a dry day before another system works in by the end of the week. That system wants to bring in rain chances for Thursday and a chance to change the rain to snow as we turn colder by Friday.
With Doug back in the office today, we have a fresh look at the Month Long Forecast below that’ll walk you through the rest of the month and the start of December down below. Have a good night and a great Thursday!
November 8th-14th: After we deal with our first storm system with rain chances to start the week, we’ll have a break on Wednesday before we watch for rain and rain-to-snow chances work in for Thursday and Friday. We’ll stay partly sunny and dry for Saturday. Mild to start the week before we turn chilly on Wednesday, cool on Thursday and cold for that weekend.
November 15th-21st: Cool temperatures will start the week off before we turn mild for Tuesday through Thursday. The week starts dry as well. Another system on Thursday and Friday will bring in rain chances before we dry out on Saturday. We’ll cool down for the weekend.
November 22nd-28th: We’re looking at a mild week overall before we turn cool for Saturday. We’ll watch for rain chances on Sunday with Monday and Tuesday staying dry. We’ll see rain chances return for Wednesday, Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Saturday.
November 29th-December 5th: Sunday will be a dry day before we see another system with rain chances for Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday will be dry before we see another system with rain chances on Friday and Saturday. We’ll bounce between cool and mild temperatures throughout the week.