Not As Bright, But Still Mild
Posted by Chris Lambert
What a day for mid November as highs were a couple degrees either side of 60 with lots of sunshine this afternoon! It's just too bad the days are so short this time of year with the sunset just a bit after quarter past four.
Now that the sun has set, clear skies and calm/light winds and the dry air mass in place, allow for temps to drop quickly this evening, back into the 30s. Although skies start clear this evening, clouds do advance in from our west late. That increase in cloud cover also coincides with the peak of the Leonid Meteor Shower, meaning the chance to see some shooting stars is low predawn Sunday (better chance this evening, although not the peak for Leonids). http://earthsky.org/space/everything-you-need-to-know-leonid-meteor-shower
Clouds win the battle tomorrow, but the mild air sticks around again too as highs head for the upper 50s. A few scattered showers or sprinkles are also possible in the afternoon as a warm front approaches from the west. Showers/sprinkles tomorrow afternoon are hit or miss, so we'll still get plenty of dry hours in there. Rain does become more of a hit overnight though as a cold front approaches.
On Monday morning, temperatures start in the mid to upper 60s, but after the cold front comes through with scattered downpours, gusty winds and even a few thunderstorms mid to late morning, temps will drop mid to late afternoon back into the 50s by late afternoon. We could use the rain, but this won't be a drought buster as many towns pick up only 0.25-0.50".
Cold air pours in Monday night, and chilly air settles in for mid-week.
Have a good Sunday!