7:15 AM | Cold start to today, but a return to 70 degrees by tomorrow afternoon

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, brisk and chilly, mid 50's

Tonight

Partly cloudy, the wind dies down, still chilly, upper 30’s

Wednesday

Partly sunny, windy and becoming milder, PM showers and maybe a thunderstorm, near 70

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, breezy, showers still possible, maybe a thunderstorm, cooler late, near 50

Thursday

Partly sunny, windy, cooler, low 60’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, mild, low 60’s

Saturday

Partly sunny, a tad milder, showers possible at night, mid 60’s

Sunday

Partly sunny, mild, mid 60’s

Discussion

The cold blast will confine temperatures today to the mid 50’s for highs, but the winds will not be as harsh as they were yesterday afternoon. The winds will die down tonight and will then shift to a southwesterly direction on Wednesday and this will promote some warming with temperatures likely to rise to 70 degrees. A low pressure system will slide by to our north tomorrow night and it will swing a cold front through the region and this could set off some afternoon and evening showers, and perhaps a thunderstorm as well. It’ll turn cooler again on Thursday behind the front, but dry conditions should return to close out the work week. Finally, in clear skies early this morning, NASA successfully launched five rockets to study high-altitude winds. I saw five distinct "tracer clouds" in the southern sky at around 5am that kind of resembled "relatively short bow-shaped contrails" and they lasted for several minutes.

Video

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