Good afternoon, Foothills Weather nation! We hope you are warm, well, and enjoying your weekend as we move into the Thanksgiving week. There are three different weather events happening this week, and, as such, we will break up this discussion into three parts. Let's get on with the show!
Near term forecast (Sunday - Tuesday)
Today has been nearly picture perfect of a seasonal norm for mid November. Mostly sunny skies with only high clouds lingering overhead, diurnal high in the upper 50's, gentle southerly winds of 5-8 mph, and humidity near 60%.Much like last night we will have the opportunity for overnight fog to develop in the area as the Atlantic moisture ebbs in gently from our south-southwesterly flow. Additionally, we are likely to see an increase in cloud coverage and a very slight bump in precipitation probabilities (15%) with pop up showers Monday midday into Tuesday as a weak cold front associated with a surface low enters and progresses through the region. Daily highs for Monday and Tuesday are low 60's and mid 50's respectively. The nightly lows are in the low 40's tonight and Monday night, but in the low 30's on Tuesday night into Wednesday. Expect partly sunny skies Monday, south-southwesterly winds, and mostly sunny skies on Tuesday with north-northwesterly winds.
Short term forecast (Wednesday & Thursday)
This section of the forecast presents the most benign weather as it features a surface high pressure. This is wonderful for the sake of our Thanksgiving holiday and holiday travel. Expect mostly sunny conditions, daily highs in the mid 50's, nightly lows in the low 30's, mild winds of 5-10 mph, and more turkey with fixin's than can logistically fit in a single fridge. :)
Long term forecast (Friday - Sunday)
The start to Friday will be mostly sunny like Wednesday and Thursday, but the orientation of the high pressure sitting on our coastline will pull dry and cold air into the region for Friday day, making the high in the mid 40's. This high pressure will be moved out to sea by a robust shortwave trough that is full of energy and moisture. Friday night we can expect a strong increase of cloud coverage and the jump of precipitation probabilities (30%+). The Euro and the GFS line Saturday up to be quite the deluge (2" of rain), but also bring a wash of mild to warm temperatures that may incline into early next week. Expect daily highs of Saturday and Sunday to be in the low to upper 50's respectively and the overnight lows in the upper 30's to low 40's respectively.
We hope everyone has a wonderful week that is blessed with a bounty of food and loved ones. We are thankful for you!