Frost Saturday Morning; A Beautiful Weekend
Good afternoon folks! The front is passing through the region as of Thursday late afternoon and we'll notice temps begin to drop into the 30's overnight for the higher elevations but frost should hold off with NW winds around 10 - 15mph. Friday brings us a chilly end to the work and school week with temps in the upper 40's - low 60's across the area under mostly sunny skies. Our best chance for frost occurs Friday night and as of today it looks like the valleys will sneak by with a patchy frost, while those above 3000' experience increasing coverage. Cool and dry weather prevails this weekend and even extends into the middle of next week, with a slight warming trend Sunday into Wednesday that will bring temps to slightly above normal levels. All in all, a dry stretch lies ahead and minus Friday night it looks like we'll avoid any freezing temperatures that should keep our growing season going for another week.
Temps warm to the low 60's Friday across the lower elevations under sunny skies with a steady NW wind around 5 - 10mph, gusting to 20mph above 4500'. Winds die off overnight into Saturday and allow temps to settle into the upper 20's - upper 30's depending upon elevation, with patchy frost for the valleys, increasing to widespread frost above 4000'; all under clear skies.
Saturday and Sunday will be near perfect with sunshine overhead both days, temps only reaching the mid 50's above 5000', while the valleys warm up to the mid - upper 60's each afternoon. Overnight lows will warm from the upper 30's - low 40's Saturday night to the low - mid 40's Sunday night, both nights under mostly clear skies.
Monday into Wednesday is much of the same expect temps will warm from the mid 50's - upper 60's Monday to the upper 50's - mid 70's by Wednesday. A front may swing through Thursday and usher in a second cool down but that is not a guaranteed at this time.
Enjoy the gorgeous weather this weekend. We'll circle back Sunday with a detailed look at next week.