Thursday, November 5, 2015

Hello, is it me you're looking for?

Well, hello, November. 
5 days in to the month and we're enjoying some of the warmest weather of the season. 

Soon, that's all about to change. 

Even though we aren't experiencing record-setting heat, expect the next few days to feel like a sucker punch from Mother Nature. We've been given a true gift of summer-like weather in the depths of fall. I've seen social media posts of people driving with the windows down, kids heading to school in shorts, and Christmas lights going up early because-- Hey, when's the last time you were able to string the lights in 70 degree weather?

That's why this upcoming pattern change is going to be so unsavory.

Even with a pleasant Thursday-- Highs in the low to mid 70s, dry, partly cloudy-- We're already undergoing some changes that you may not even notice at first. Winds are picking up in intensity. Warm air flux in from the SW is fueling our future rain chances. And clouds are thickening. 

In the video, you can see the slow, steady progression of a cold front from the west. As it approaches along a Low pressure system, we'll experience gusty winds, brief rainfall and that drastic temperature change. Watch the clock closely.

       6:00pm:  Warm, dry
9:00pm:  Mild, cloudy 
MIDNIGHT:  Showers begin
 3:00am:  Moderate to heavy rain
 6:00am:  Showers ending, wet roads
 9:00am:  Cold front approaching, dry, mild
 NOON:  Dry, much cooler, incredibly windy

Thursday is incredibly warm with highs nearly 20 degrees above average for this time of year. Enjoy it while you can!

On average, November highs should be in the mid 50s with overnight lows in the 40s.

Along with early showers from 2-7am Friday, the day brings incredibly gusty winds. Sustained winds range between 15-25mph while gusts are likely between 30-40mph. This snap shot at 8:00am shows just how blustery things are about to get.

This weekend is much calmer, but quite cool. Highs Saturday and Sunday struggle to get out of the 40s. Bundle up and hold on to your hats-- November has officially arrived.