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Monday, January 30, 2017

threat of some showers... (pm.30.jan.17)>

Monday's stats:

Low temp: 47.1F (8.4C)
High temp: 55.7F (13.2C)
Precipitation: trace

Today's high temp, which occurred during an hour or so of nice sunshine right around the noon hour, equalled the second-warmest temperature of the entire month of January, which previously happened just yesterday.  Yes, we've had a taste of some very mild weather the last couple of days.  There were some brief periods of very light rain showers between about 4:00 and 5:15pm, but the rain gauge is not showing anything measurable up until now.

There is a relatively weak upper-level disturbance moving from Afghanistan into northern Pakistan this evening, and that will keep a good chance of some occasional rain showers in the forecast overnight into Tuesday morning.  Most of the precipitation should happen just to our north, but we could see something that adds to our already massive January tally as we finish off the month.

After a brief cool-down during the next 24 hours, yet another mild air mass will nudge into northwest India, and hang around all the way through the first half of the coming weekend.  Temps could be the warmest of 2017 thus far, though maybe just barely, due to high cloudiness which will restrict the sunshine for hours at a time.  Still watching a strong storm system which is poised to develop and move into our area late Saturday night through next Monday...