THURSDAY WEATHER BRIEFING

Good morning! Will keep this brief as I am still “under the weather”. (If I has a nickel for every time I’ve heard that joke….)

As expected, last night’s snow was no big deal with some coatings here and there. Today we are left with dull, gray, drippy, droopy conditions with lots of clouds and nothing more than a sprinkle or a flurry.

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FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: 

High pressure will drift overhead and stay for a while. Friday will start with clouds but some afternoon sun is in the forecast.

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The weekend will be sunny and mild with highs in the upper 40s to around 50.

 

LONG RANGE: 

Very quiet next week as the mid-December warmth is still on track. Record highs late next week and next weekend are mostly around 60 degrees and they may be challenged a few times! Highs near 60 in mid-December? I like it.

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BTW, those numbers are off the “ensemble” version of the GFS model (ensemble model: a model which is tweaked and rerun several times) and if the ensemble is showing temperatures that much above average (or conversely….below average) in the long range, it gives us very high confidence in the trends.

WEATHER FOR WEATHER GEEKS: 

If my voice holds up, The Valley’s most detailed (and geeky) weather forecast will go online this evening between 7:30-8:00. Tonight I will look beyond the medium range and show you what some of the modeling is saying for Christmas time and into January.

2 DEGREE GUARANTEE: 

Back on track yesterday and we are looking for a strong end to the year. Highly anomalous patterns like we should have next week make for tough forecasts but we are up to the challenge!

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