The unusually warm weather pattern will continue tonight and tomorrow, and even into early next week, but we’ll add a better chance of showers and a few thunderstorms to the mix beginning tonight. Scattered showers will develop after midnight, as shown here by the HRRR model’s radar simulation:
The unsettled weather pattern drops back into our neck of the woods early next week, with scattered showers and thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday, and lingering showers on Wednesday:
Take next week’s forecast with a HUGE grain of salt — the long-range forecast models have been all over the place, which is why I’m not straying too far from a 50% rain chance Monday through Wednesday.
- PBS’ Nova aired a special on hurricanes last night — if you missed it, you can watch it online.
- The National Weather Service is understaffed nationwide, and now has eliminated some balloon launches that collect vital forecast data.
- New analysis finds that Super Typhoon Haiyan may have set a record for lowest sea-level pressure on Earth, back in 2013.
- Dash cam video captures the moment lightning strikes a tree.
- A comprehensive U.S. Climate Report, as mandated by Congress, comes out tomorrow.
- Wind patterns around the coast of Antarctica may cause the Totten Ice Shelf to melt from the bottom up.
- Astronomers studying faraway galaxies have uncovered five asteroids much closer to home.
- In space, astronauts’ brains shift within the skull and get narrow, among other effects.
- Steven Hawking released his PhD dissertation to the public last week, which promptly crashed Cambridge’s web site.