Whether you’re shopping, scouting for the perfect Christmas tree, or just cleaning up the yard, the weather over the remainder of this holiday week will continue to cooperate, albeit a bit chilly for some.
I want to start this post by mentioning something to look for during the clear night skies tonight and Saturday: You’ll notice that as the full moon clears the horizon there will be a bright star-like object nearby — in this case, not a star but a planet. We’re very lucky that the weather will be right to see this amazing astronomical delight. Even before it gets completely dark, you’ll be able to see Jupiter and the nearly full Moon with just the naked eye. I took a photo this afternoon below. If you look closely, you can see the small “white star” that is Jupiter.
As for the weekend forecast, a dry cold front will pass through the region during Friday night, bringing in cold Canadian air. Wind chills will really get to teens, and if you’re outside for a long period of time, winter gear will be essential. It will also be very dry air with dew points in the teens. It’s the start of chapped lip and dry skin season, so this is a good weekend to check your humidifiers while you’re at it.
The sun will shine on Saturday but it won’t do much to raise temperatures. Highs will be in the 30s as the winds, which are a bit brisk at night, calm down. It’s another cold Saturday night with an added opportunity to view the nearly full beaver moon and Jupiter. This event is called celestial because it is the time of year when beavers are active and preparing to hunker down for the winter.
Sunday starts out bright and sunny with temperatures climbing back into the 40s during the afternoon hours. Then the clouds move in before the next storm. Low pressure will arrive Sunday night and bring rain with it. I expect most Sunday trips to end when the rain starts near midnight. This will set us up for a rainy morning ride on Monday.
With gusty southeast winds, the Monday morning commute to work or school may be a bit slow. Temperatures will be near 50 and I generally expect a half inch to an inch of rain across most of the area.
The storm moves away Monday night and then returns to sunshine and seasonally cool temperatures for the rest of the work week. You can expect highs in the 40s each afternoon with at least partial sunshine.
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