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It's a back to the 80s weekend!

After this morning, we'll be leaving the frosty weather in the dust as temperatures make a bee-line toward 80-degrees and stay there for a while. Our dry weather continues as well, with the next shot at a rainy day holding off until next week.

Hooray for Friday!

It's going to be one of several opportunities for me to break out my not-so-secret favoring of the 80s... (perhaps I should also put stuff like this in a 'skip it if you hate it' tangent ;-) ... On a day like this, it reminds me of sitting back and watching...

The Goonies... such a great movie :-)

Since the temperatures will be hitting the 80s, might as well throw in an 80s hit as well. From this particular movie, comes this one from Cyndi Lauper. It's too bad it never appeared on any of her albums of that era. I liked it at the time anyway :-) (okay, deep down some of you remember those days-- them were good days).

And these weekend days will be good days as well. Check out the heat coming back (for all you fans of summertime):

GFS - Max Temps - Saturday GFS - Max Temps - Sunday GFS - Max Temps - Monday
     

 ...And there will be many hours of sunlight in there too. About the only time we'll have to worry about clouds will be Saturday, but so far, most of the action will be north of us on the models. The warm front that carries these clouds will be lifting through (you can see the retreat of the 60s northward on the above maps). Here's a couple models looking at Saturday:

GFS - Saturday 8pm
WRF - Saturday 2pm

Notice how most of the moisture ends up being north of us, but that doesn't mean that it will be completely dry. Just something to factor in as we get closer. The real thing to pay attention to soon will be the more 'north-south' oriented moisture showing up on the GFS Saturday evening in the Central Plains. This will have more juice with it so I'm expecting it will be good enough to get the umbrellas out (by the way, have you heard that WSAZ is giving out its umbrellas again?) Here's a look ahead to next week:

GFS - Sunday Night GFS - Tuesday AM

The bulk of the storm activity looks to slide under us to the south, but with temperatures like the ones we'll be having, it's a good bet that thunderstorms will be part of the equation locally. Arriving in the morning will also help us escape more of the wildest weather, but it will represent the end of a considerable dry stretch for a lot of us.

Until then...soak up some rays...The future is so bright, you'll have to wear shades (I tried, honestly, but I couldn't help myself) :-)


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Have a great day everyone!

-B

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