October 13: Warm Saturday, Wet Sunday, Nerd-Links

WEATHER

We have beautiful weather in place across the Midstate this evening, and the nice weather pattern will continue into the first half of the weekend.  Mostly clear skies will prevail most of tonight, with temperatures dropping to the upper 50s by early Saturday morning:

Some patchy dense fog is possible once again, but it will dissipate much more quickly than it did this morning.

Temperatures will warm up rapidly, reaching the low to mid 80s Saturday afternoon:

Saturday’s record high is 89 — I don’t think we’ll be THAT warm, but we’ll be close!

We’ll see increasing clouds Saturday night, with showers and a few thunderstorms possible on Sunday.  Futurecast isn’t overly impressed with our storm chances, but does show a fair amount of shower activity throughout the day:

I’m not entirely convinced of the timing of the showers that Futurecast is showing — the best chance could hold off until late morning and early afternoon.  Regardless, it will be hit-or-miss activity — your odds are about 50-50 to get some free lawn watering.  We’ll keep you updated on the timing of the best rain chance.

That system will be out of here by early Monday morning, bringing another fall-like airmass into the Midstate…briefly.  Next week looks dry, with a gradual warming trend pushing us back to around 80° by next Friday:

Overall, the rest of October is looking warm — the Climate Prediction Center’s two-week outlook indicates a good chance of above-average temperatures in the eastern two-thirds of the country, with the cooler-than-normal air confined to the Pacific Northwest:

 

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