The weather, currently.
So, I am forecasting this morning, and I am looking at what's happening this week. First, I should tell you we have snow coming late Wednesday night into Thursday. Second, knowing how weird commutes and traveling get when there is snow, I'm just going to tell you now, if you have errands to run, get it done on Tuesday or during the day Wednesday. The weather will be nice, calm and mild both days.
Here's what I know about the snow so far. A cold front that is bringing a lot of snow the Pacific Northwest and the Sierra Nevadas will be headed our direction Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Right now forecast models show snow could show up Wednesday night, go through Thursday morning and continue snowing on and off through Thursday evening. It is looking like there won't be a lot as far as accumulation goes in the Metro region and most of the snow will be in the high country around Rangely and Steamboat Springs. The biggest impact with this storm will be the cold. Temperatures will be at the freezing level Thursday morning, then 40s in the afternoon on Thursday and then in the teens overnight on Thursday. I'll keep you updates as we get closer to the day the storm happens.
Shifting over from snow to sunshine, let's get an overall forecast for Tuesday:
1) The morning will be on the colder side. Temperatures will be in the mid 30s by sunrise (again sunrise is around 6:37 a.m.). We see low 40s by a.m.
2) In the afternoon we see sunshine. We will be 10 degrees warmer in the afternoon that Monday and temperatures in the mid 60s.
3) Overnight temperatures will be in the upper to mid 30s.
Activity forecast: As usual, dress in layers if you can if you are headed out in the morning. It will be cold. By the afternoon, it's really your call as to what kind of outfit you can wear because it will be warmer than Monday and in the mid 60s.
Mountain forecast: You are really stuck in a mild weather pattern for Tuesday. Temperatures will be in the upper 20s by sunrise, mid 50s in the afternoon with breezes at times, and upper 20s overnight. Your next chance of snow comes on Wednesday night.
What you need to know, currently.
The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane watch for Florida’s east coast — from the Brevard-Volusia county line, south to Hallandale Beach — as subtropical storm Nicole developed Monday morning in the Atlantic Ocean. A tropical storm watch has also been issued for northeastern Florida, southeastern Florida and southeastern Georgia.
The storm is expected to become a hurricane by 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, before it comes to Florida’s west coast, hitting the Bahamas on its way. The storm’s magnitude is still uncertain.
“The main difference between a tropical and subtropical storm is not in the winds that they generate, but that a tropical storm tends to generate more rain,” says Currently’s Chief Meteorologist, Megan Montero.
There will be heavy rainfall through Thursday across the Florida peninsula, as well as flash and urban flooding. Dangerous storm surge is also possible across the northwestern Bahamas, the east coast of Florida and areas of coastal Georgia, according to Montero.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted at least four more hurricanes will form before the season officially ends on Nov. 30. The next named storm to form would be Owen.
What you can do, currently.
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