7:15 AM | Cool and dry weekend; mild early next week; solar storm threat next 5 days

6-Day Forecast

Today

Clouds this morning will give way to some sunshine, breezy and cooler than yesterday, mid 50’s

Tonight

Mostly clear, cold, lows near freezing

Saturday

Mostly sunny, chilly, mid 50’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, still cool, upper 50’s

Monday

Mainly sunny, milder, mid 60’s

Tuesday

Mainly sunny, mild, upper 60’s

Wednesday

Partly sunny, still mild, upper 60’s

Discussion

A low pressure system will stay to our south today as it moves off the east coast, but it will send clouds our way this morning before clearing takes place later today. Under clear skies tonight, temperatures will drop to chilly levels near freezing by morning and Saturday will be quite cool despite plenty of sunshine. It’ll start to turn milder on Sunday, and temperatures will likely reach well into the 60’s on Monday and Tuesday, and that milder weather will continue right through mid-week. Elsewhere, a powerful storm will affect the west coast and interior west over the next day or so with much cooler conditions, coastal rains and inland mountain snows. Finally, one of the biggest sunspots in many years is rotating on the Sun and will be facing the earth over the next several days and this raises the threat for solar storms to affect the Earth in this time period. We'll monitor the situation over the next several days including the possibility for northern lights to again be visible in unusual lower latitudes similar to what happened a couple of weeks ago. *Turn back the clocks this weekend*

Video

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