Mike's Forecast: Summer-like temperatures last into the weekend; tracking Sunday rain

Mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the upper-70s are expected over the next few days.

Dave Curren

Oct 25, 2023, 9:58 AM

Updated 268 days ago

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The calendar says late October, but it feels and will continue to look like the beginning of June right up to the weekend. (To me, this fall warm-up is like having a jalapeño pepper on your Cheerios for breakfast - disgusting! But I digress.)
TONIGHT: We'll notice a couple of clouds in the sky. Light winds from the southwest will keep the air warmer than average. Overnight temperatures will slowly fade to the upper-40s and low-50s. Normally it would be 45.
THURSDAY: Mainly sunny skies. Favorable winds will bolster the temperatures to near-record warmth. The record is 79 degrees in 1964. Thursday’s forecast is also 79. I wouldn't be surprised to see a few neighborhoods overachieving and climb to at least 80 degrees.
FRIDAY: With the reintroduction of some cloud cover, temperatures might not reach their true potential. (If it was mainly sunny, I think we'd have a chance for 80-85 degrees.) But in reality, more clouds are likely going to share the sky over the state. This will keep temps in the upper-70s.
SATURDAY: As Joey Tribbiani would say, "How you doin’?!" Sun and clouds with afternoon highs flirting with 80 degrees!
SUNDAY: For the eighth consecutive weekend in a row, it's possible for some showers to potentially spoil some outdoor plans. I said spoil, NOT ruin. There is still time to see what this weather feature does. But face value of the guidance right now suggests rain starting around 3 p.m. and continuing through the night. Light but measurable showers through Monday.
I really hope this weekend pattern continues into winter which could up our chances for snow. With forecasting fingers crossed, I patiently wait for those colder outbreaks of air to marry up with the weekend threat of moisture.


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