Posted by Pete Bouchard
After rolling in the deep last night with the earthquake, I'm able to put my focus back into the forecast. (Truth be told, I did consider majoring in geology for a spell...but that was just a spur-of-the-moment idea when I hiked to the San Andreas Fault one afternoon....and aren't you soooo lucky I chose meteorology instead?)
Couple of things that are glaring: the weather pattern is void of powerhouse storms and deep, long-term cold.
So we will face a run-of-the-mill storm on Friday - with the possibility of a few good downpours - and overall seasonable temperatures. That will keep with the October theme of milder than normal temperatures (slightly). We may make up some good ground on the precipitation too, which remains below normal by over 1" this month.
But in terms of cold, we're coming up short. Seems that the 7-10 day period will see the colder air lob over to the west, prompting another warmup late next week.
Late word on the weekend: we're working on it. Saturday may see some clearing (as opposed to yesterday's all day rain), and if the sun pokes out, the temps will skyrocket near 70! Cooler on Sunday.