Weather Eye: Do chores outside before the rain and wind arrive
We’re only a week into the month so far, but the average average temperature is 3 degrees below normal and rainfall until 5 p.m. Wednesday was 0.37 inches. It is also above average. Do I dare say that a cool and humid month is coming?
Today through Saturday should remain dry but still cooler than average. The next big meteorologist arrives late Saturday night through Sunday. It will be wet and windy with good snow in the Cascades, especially above 5,000 feet. I would expect – as the coldest air arrives after the cold front on Sunday – to see a handful of snow at the government camp.
Looking at next week, it looks like we are still unstable with a sunny day here and there and mixed cloudy and rainy days. We’ll see how it plays out next week. At least you have today and the next two to accomplish your outside duties. There is a weak weather system approaching the coast on Friday but at the moment the rain remains along the coast and does not move inland. Famous last words, eh?
While the sky here in Clark County was gray and dripping on Wednesday, it was a clear blue sky and sun all day along the Washington coast and at or slightly above the temperature we had here. locally. I had questions asking if we will have another 70 or 80 degree day in October. Looking back over the past 20 years, we had a high of 75 degrees on this date last year and a high of 82 degrees in 2014. The coolest high for today was 55 degrees in 2001.
So yes, we can still have a few days of warm weather, especially if we can have an easterly wind which helps warm things up in October. But at the moment, I certainly don’t see any chance of that happening next week. It will be on the cool side of things. We will be lucky to reach 60 degrees, or 7 degrees below average.
Take advantage of the next two days before having a good typical October storm later in the weekend.