7:15 AM | Sunshine and wind return to start the new week; update on the formerly explosive sunspot called AR1429; weekend looking good

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, gusty winds, cool, mid-to-upper 50’s (normal high 58 degrees)

Tonight

Mostly clear, winds diminish, cold, frost likely in suburbs, low-to-mid 30’s

Tuesday

Partly sunny, milder, not as windy, mid 60’s

Tuesday Night

Becoming mostly cloudy, cool, a possible shower, low 40’s

Wednesday

Partly sunny, mild, mid 60’s

Thursday

Mostly sunny, breezy, cooler, mid-to-upper 50’s

Friday

Mostly sunny, milder, near 60

Saturday

Mostly sunny, pleasant, low-to-mid 60's

Discussion

Once again back to work means better weather for the region today as high pressure will heads towards the area. Winds will be gusty today (30+ mph) as low pressure deepens to our east which will create quite a steep pressure gradient between the departing low and the approaching high. The high pressure system crests over our area early Tuesday and then a front will approach from the northwest and it could cause a shower later Tuesday night. It’ll turn somewhat cooler behind the front later in the week, but right now the weekend is looking pretty nice. One final note, sunspot AR1429 has indeed returned to the near side of the sun; however, it is just a shadow of its former self having decayed substantially during its two week trek around the back side of the sun. As a result, solar activity is rather low at the current time.

Video

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