Tuesday, November 10, 2015

diwali arriving... (pm.10.nov.15)>

Tuesday's stats:

Low temp: 47.8F (8.8C)
High temp: 55.4F (13.0C)
Rainfall: 0.19" (5mm)

Take a look at those stats and you'll see what a cool day it has been, and also the amount of rain in the gauge as a result of our showers (accompanied by a little thunder) this morning.  Almost all of that nearly two-tenths of an inch of rain fell between 7:30 and 9:00am, though we did have some brief moments of drizzle and very light rain showers all the way until close to the noon hour.  As hoped, the sun did make a reappearance shortly after 2:00pm, and was increasingly present thereafter.  Now at dusk, we have just a few leftover mid-level clouds lingering close to the mountains.

Numerous upper-level disturbances have been rippling through the western Himalayas the last several days -- the latest of which finally had enough juice and fuel to give us our minor rainfall totals earlier today.  There will continue to be some weak disturbances and circulations passing overhead all the way through next Monday, so we're going to be dealing with more alternations between clouds and sunshine, along with another couple of opportunities to pick up some isolated to scattered shower action around the area.  Fortunately it should be dry for Diwali (Wed) and probably on Thursday as well.  But that shower risk will re-enter the forecast very late Thursday through Friday, and again by late Sunday night into Monday.  As I've said, we're not talking about impressive amounts of rain at all -- just enough to keep us on our toes.

Overall, our air mass will be able to support very comfortable daytime temperatures with the help of a few hours of sunshine.  But that's the big question during the coming several days... just how much cloudiness will there be to restrict the sun's potential?

You can always check THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK tab at the top of the page for forecast specs.