Good late Monday evening, everyone. We certainly kept things quiet as we got the new work week and school week underway. After a chilly Sunday, we dropped back near 40° this morning before mostly sunny skies and a southerly wind took us into the upper 60s this afternoon.
Looking at our weather setup, we had a warm front lift back through the region today to help aid in our continued warming trend. With no moisture in place (yet), that warm front with mostly sunny skies pushed us back near 70°. While that is nice to have for the middle of November, it won’t last long. It certainly won’t with our next cold front working across the Pacific Northwest.
The cold front remained in the Pacific Northwest today because of an upper-level ridge trying to hold on across far western Texas. While it has pushed the jet stream our way and will keep us mild again for Tuesday, the weakening will ridge will allow the two upper lows to our northwest to start pushing the front our way.
Ahead of the front, we’ll have a light southerly breeze and mostly clear skies allow temperatures to only drop off into the upper 40s to near 50° across much of the area for our Tuesday morning.
As the next front and upper-level waves edge closer to the region throughout the day, that will result in increasing clouds. Even with partly sunny skies by the noon hour and mostly cloudy skies for the afternoon, we’ll stay dry and mild with highs pushing into the lower to middle 70s.
With mostly cloudy skies locked in for Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, we’ll have morning lows only drop back to 60° and quickly jump back near 66° for morning highs ahead of the approaching cold front. The overnight hours may be dry heading into Wednesday morning. However, the advancing front will pick up moisture and produce scattered showers across parts of the area.
Nothing heavy is expected with the rain as amounts should generally stay under a quarter of an inch. The other big story with the front is what’ll come in behind it. Prepare for temperatures to drop throughout Wednesday afternoon with lower 50s and even some upper 40s by 3 in the afternoon.
You can see how we’ll enjoy quiet weather once again with mostly sunny skies for Thursday down below. With the jet back to our south, though, that’ll mean lows starting out in the lower 30s and highs back near 50°.
For the upcoming weekend, we’ll start with mostly clear skies for late Thursday night and early Friday morning. That’s a good thing since we’ll have ideal viewing conditions for the partial lunar eclipse between midnight and 6 AM Friday. Then, we’ll have partly sunny skies work back in during the day. Even with partly sunny skies, we’ll go from lows near 30° to highs around 57° for the afternoon. By Saturday and Sunday, another weak wave will work in along the jet stream. That could bring a few showers our way for Saturday afternoon, Saturday evening and Sunday morning. Despite the rain chances, most of us should stay dry and mostly cloudy for the weekend. Highs will go from the middle 60s on Saturday to the middle 50s on Sunday. After the weekend, partly sunny skies will take hold for Monday as highs stay chilly in the lower to middle 50s.
Doug has you covered with his long range forecast out through December 11th down below. Have a good night and a great Tuesday!
November 22nd-27th: Chilly Tuesday but a nice midweek warm up into Thanksgiving. Then we turn sharply colder by Black Friday. Showers roll back in late Wednesday with thunderstorm chances on Thanksgiving. Rain or possibly snow on Black Friday.
November 28th-December 4th: Mild for much of the week. We will trend cooler for Thursday and Saturday, though. We’ll watch for slight rain chances Tuesday and rain for Wednesday. Another system will bring t-storms our way for Friday and showers for Saturday.
December 5th-11th: Cool for Sunday before we turn colder for Monday. Chilly Wednesday before we turn mild for Thursday and Friday. Cool again by Saturday. We’ll have rain chances on Sunday. Dry for much of the week until rain chances return Friday and Saturday.