Delightful weather...

>> Friday, October 22, 2010

We will once again get to enjoy some terrific weekend weather. Night will be chilly, but afternoons will be very, very nice.

Today will be sunny with highs about 10 degrees cooler than Thursday's highs. Many Piedmont highs will be shy of 70 with abundant sunshine.

A chilly night is ahead tonight. We will have a clear sky, high pressure will essentially be sitting directly overhead, and winds will be light....perfect conditions for what is called radiational cooling. Many lows will drop into the upper 30s....even some mid 30s in some spots.

As I mentioned above, excellent weekend weather will unfold. Highs will be in the 70s. Look for a sunny sky tomorrow with a partly cloudy Sunday sky.

Warm and unsettled next week...

We will have a couple of storm system roll through next early in the work week, and another around Thursday. Both systems will bring the chance of some showers and storms, and the mid-week period will be quite warm with some highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s.

Model madness has taken over toward Halloween weekend.....lots of uncertainty there.


Richard is stationary in the Caribbean Sea today, and the system remains a minimal tropical storm. However, the upper level winds are relaxing a bit, and the chances are good for Richard to become a hurricane at some point over the weekend.

The big high pressure that will give us the terrific weekend will also keep Richard suppressed to the south, and it looks like the system will make a landfall on the Yucatan. If the system emerges into the Gulf, it will be pretty far south.

Winter Outlook...

I have begin the process of typing up my winter forecast....I hope to have the discussion and its associated video cut by the middle of next week.


Anonymous 5:48 AM  

Hey Matthew I dont know if you saw this but I was talking about skew-T charts and someone thought I was talking about clothes lol I commented back and hopefully he saw that.

Anonymous 9:19 AM  

No I saw that, sorry I was just messing around. I know it was some meteorological jargon. Thanks!


Anonymous 1:25 PM  

I am praying that the GFS goes back to that cold blast for Halloween and that the Farmers Almanac has the right winter outlook!

Anonymous 8:43 PM  

18Z GFS now has barely any troughing over the eastern us next weekend....

Anonymous 8:44 PM  

18Z GFS now has barely any troughing over the eastern us next weekend....

Gastonwxman 12:22 AM  

@Brandon: Well, they've been accurate about Fall so far, and they have had a very good history with their forecasts, much better than the NOAA/CPC's forecasts. :)

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