Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Trick or Treat Forecast

We have got ourselves another great looking Halloween this year, just like last year. Highs tomorrow will be quite warm, getting all the way up into the mid and upper 60's. A few spots in southwestern CT may come close to 70 degrees by say 2-3PM tomorrow afternoon. By the time trick-or-treat time comes, say after 6PM, it will cool considerably as the sun goes down by 5:45PM, so early trick-or-treaters will have temperatures in the upper 50's, while if you wait until after 8PM, you will probably get low to mid 50's. Temperatures will gradually fall into the 40's during the course of the night, but likely only a few spots will dip down into the 30's. We still have another warm Thursday before afternoon showers arrive ahead of a cold front that will usher in some much colder air in for the end of the week and the weekend. We are talking about highs struggling to get into the low 50's on Friday and Saturday and then having temperatures in the mid to upper 40's, for highs on Monday with a chance of a few rain showers here in Southern New England, but these rain showers could mix with and change to snow showers in far Northern New England across northern New Hampshire and northern Maine on Monday. Actually northern Maine saw its first light snowfall this morning with Bangor seeing their first flakes of snow. Some spots saw enough to coat the grass and roadways, believe it or not, but it all melted by the time the sun came up for a few hours.

Thereafter, it looks like we could be on the verge of a very cold, Arctic air invasion, sometime later next week with a major November Arctic front pressing through the lower 48, dropping temperatures all the way to the Gulf Coast near the freezing mark for morning lows and places like Minneapolis and Chicago will likely see highs in the 20's and 30's with the threat for them seeing their first snows as well. We will see how this pans out as the GFS has been hinting at this for days now and the other models are starting to pick up on it as well. In about a week, we could be talking some snow around these parts as well, but that is a long way out and I won't get into detail about that. More tomorrow.


First Trick-or-Treaters (5PM)...............Sunny 59

The Regulars (7PM).................Clear 55

Late Night Trick-or-Treaters (9PM)...............Clear 49

I will have more on the trick-or-treat forecast today and just wanted to say how cool the Rolling Rally was today. The Boston Red Sox and our fans are truly classy people who know how to have a good time. I'm sure all classes were half filled in high schools and colleges around Boston today.

Also, I will have more on the developing situation with Tropical Storm Noel, as I have not really mentioned him, but it looks like he could graze southern Florida as a decent (60+mph) storm and then rocket into the Canadian Maritimes and have an effect on how much cold air we will see come out of Canada later next week. Everything is intertwined. The tropics and arctic cold. Only in November. More tomorrow. Goodnight and Happy Halloween for tomorrow.

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