Wednesday, November 11, 2015

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Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 50.3F (10.2C)
High temp: 59.9F (15.5C)
Rainfall: none

It is the evening of Diwali, and as the sky goes dark, the fireworks will get cranking.  The weather is perfect for the festivities, with a scattering of mid- and high clouds, relatively pleasant temps for this time of year... and virually no wind to speak of.  Today we've had a nice break from the persistent cloudiness this month so far, with full sunshine this morning giving way to just a moderate build-up of clouds mainly near the mountains during the afternoon.  This is closer to November's true character than what we've had to deal with recently.

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like today's weather will repeat itself during the coming couple of days.  The next in a very long series of weak upper-level disturbances is already on the way, and will bring an increase in clouds either later tonight or during the day on Thursday, leading to another chance of a couple of periods of showers/thunder -- most likely late Thursday night through Friday.  Again, I doubt that we'll see anything more than light amounts of rain (less than a quarter of an inch), if anything at all, but it will keep us from being totally care-free and apathetic about the meterological situation around here.

By Saturday we will start to see a shift in the overall pattern, which could lead to a longer stretch of quiet, dry and sunnier weather for next week.  Earlier it had looked like there might be one more chance of showers Sunday night into Monday, but the latest models have done away with that feature.  Temperature-wise, there are still signs we might gravitate back to a slightly warmer than normal scenario over the course of the coming week or so.  Check THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK (above) for details.