>> Friday, October 27, 2006
Showers are with us this morning, but the rain will become widespread this afternoon and continue through a good deal of tonight. Most rainfall amounts should be between 1 and 2 inches, but some spots could locally approach 3 inches. I don't think flash flooding will become a major issue, but some swollen creek and stream beds are likely.
The rain will exit by about daybreak Saturday, and a nice weekend is on the way. Sunshine builds in by tomorrow afternoon and will last through Sunday as well. Highs will be in the low to mis 60s. It will be rather breezy tomorrow with winds gusting out of the northwest to 25mph or so at times. Up in the mountains, wind gusts to 50mph or greater are possible tomorrow.
Halloween still looks nice with highs in the lower 70s and trick-or-treating temps in the 50s.
Our next cold front will move through about Thursday, and I still don't think the models have a good handle on the amount of cold air coming behind that front. I have gone colder with my high and low temperatures for the end of the week than numerical guidance indicates in anticipation that the models are not grasping the depth and strength of next week's cold shot. We shall see....
My family continues to battle some minor illness issues. My biggest problem is a sore throat, which makes talking tough at times....good for my profession, huh? So far though, it has not been a huge deal thankfully. For whatever reason, the illness has really messed up our youngest daughter's sleeping at night. She was wide awake and stunbling around with me at 2:00 this morning as I am trying to shake off the night's sleep and get moving. Anyway....
Everyone have a great day. Stay dry and warm!