Updated Monday 3:55 p.m.
All right, who stole our weather?
Going more than a week without rain in the summer? No biggie. But in December? Storm fans are getting antsy.
Monday marked 8 days in a row of dry weather with double digits in the bag. We're not quite to record 3-weeks-of-no-rain in December of 1985 but we'll at least get within shouting distance of two weeks.
Tonight is more of the same: Mostly clear and chilly with lows in the mid 20s to mid 30s.
Tuesday will be a slight break from normal as a very weak system tries to bust its way into MegaRidge (TM) only to fail like a missed pass interference call in a certain recent late afternoon NFL game (too soon?) The trough will at least bring some clouds to us for a mostly cloudy day - and could stagger ashore with just enough oompf for some light showers along the coast -- but really, this is a non-starter. Highs will reach the mid 40s.
That system is outta here Tuesday night and we're back to sunshine for Wednesday and Thursday although frosty mornings with some patchy fog. Highs will reach the upper 40s to low 50s (though late start to the warmth as usual in the fog) with lows in the low-mid 30s. With the continuing lack of weather, an Air Stagnation Advisory remains in effect through Thursday afternoon. Ick.
Why not Friday afternoon, you wonder? Because weather is back, bay-bee! A cold front will sweep ashore with like a tenth of an inch of rain! Winds gusting to 20 mph! Yes, we're this desperate for weather that this mundane event warrants multiple exclamation points!!! Oh, and highs will be in the 40s...!
We should eke out a break for much of Saturday with just some lingering showers before more widespread showers return later Saturday into Sunday (because if it has to rain on 3 out of 17 days, you better believe it'll include a weekend!). Highs will stay in the upper 40s. That should be cool enough to at least get a coating of new snow in the mountains - medium range forecast charts peg about 6-8 inches of total snow in the passes over the weekend. Not a lot, but better than these ridiculous stats that it's been warmer in the mountains than in Orlando.
Long range models show a small tweak in the pattern for next week -- no big bad MegaRidge but also not looking particularly wet or stormy either. Super long range models are hinting at return of MegaRidge for Christmas week. Don't make me go to Alabama to experience a real winter, Mother Nature!
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