Lots of sunshine out there today, but it’s deceptive — we started off in the 20s, and high temperatures will be about 15°-20° below-average this afternoon:
Clear skies will stick around most of tonight, which means it will be cold again early Thursday:
We’ll see increasing clouds tomorrow, but temperatures will manage to warm up a bit more:
Still around 50° on Friday, with mostly cloudy skies and a pretty good chance of light rain late in the day. The European forecast model’s simulation from 7:00am Friday through 7:00am Saturday shows the light activity, with any wintry stuff staying off to our north:
The weekend forecast has deteriorated a bit. Earlier this week, it was looking like Saturday would be kind of gray, but dry. The latest data is pointing to some patchy light shower activity (I’m thinking more drizzle than actual rain), with cloudy skies and cool temperatures. Heavier rain will move in Saturday night and stick around much of Sunday…back to the European model’s simulation, from 7:00am Saturday through 7:00am Monday:
The wind will shift on Sunday, so we’ll warm up significantly despite the rain. After a few straggling showers early Monday, we’re looking dry through the middle of next week, with near-normal temps:
- This week is North Carolina Severe Weather Preparedness Week — I’m covering a different topic each day to get us ready for severe thunderstorm season. Here’s my story from yesterday evening, about watches and warnings, and today’s statewide tornado drill.
- The forecast was on-the-nose regarding Sunday’s severe storms in the south, but a deadly tornado tragedy still occured in Alabama. What went wrong?
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- Marine heat waves are happening far more frequently than they did last century.
- The famed Iditarod dog sled race and others like it can no longer rely on their most basic necessity: ice and snow. Climate change is to blame.
- Minnesota Governor Tim Walz set an ambitious goal for Minnesota: for the state to get 100 percent of its electricity from carbon-free sources by 2050.
- What would it take to let us produce energy the way plants do?
- Physicists used supercomputers to map the bone-crushing pressures hiding inside protons.
- ADHD is typically described by the problems it presents, but it may also provide an advantage: the ability to think more creatively.
- It’s likely that mental illness, from which approximately one of five people in the U.S. suffer, is deeply rooted in our evolutionary history.
- Another study confirms what we already knew: vaccines don’t cause autism.