Thursday, November 9 Afternoon Forecast Discussion

Clouds have been clearing through the day with cool temperatures in place as we have rebounded to the middle 60s this afternoon. The cold air has settled in place and will be reinforced through Friday with north and northeasterly winds. We will perhaps most notice the coolness of the air mass each morning as we wake up around 40 Friday morning (with some locations in the upper 30s) and most of us in the upper 30s on Veterans Day.

Highs will return to 70 on Veterans Day in advance of our next system that arrives on Sunday. Models continue to trend dry on Sunday with the frontal passage, and while I am not confidence absolutely no one will see rain, I am confident that the chances are now small enough to eliminate the rain chance from the official forecast. That being said, a rogue shower is possible Sunday afternoon through early Monday. The lack of rain in the extended will not improve our drought conditions which are basically unchanged from last week.

The front will reinforce the seasonal air in place on Monday with highs near 70. We return to the 70s by Tuesday and remain there through most of next week. Our next cold front is currently forecast to arrive Friday to bring rain showers and a big blast of cold air for next weekend.