Spring in Fall Weekend a Trojan Horse
This middle weekend of November is shaping up to be a throw-back to spring with May-like temperatures and April-like showers.
Friday night's cool showers represented the start the predicted spring fling.
Those showers formed along a warm front and were to be followed by a slurp of warm and even humid late fall air. Weekend humidity levels will rise to standards more typical of September, a sure sign our climate will be out of wack!
By first light Saturday, the showers will be long gone and temperatures will be near 50. Early tee times will be unaffected by Jack Frost!
As the day progresses, the sun will be out at least partially with milder breezes taking hold. Hunters should figure on a south wind up to 15 miles per hour in the afternoon. Afternoon highs will make the middle 60s, 10 degrees above normal.
Sunday will turn into an uncommonly warm autumn day with a morning scattered thundershower and church temperatures not far from 60!
During the day, the sun will play a game of hide and go seek behind fast moving and at times dark clouds. While those towering cumulus can unleash an afternoon shower, there will be enough sun to propel temperatures into the low 70s.
But that kind of warmth in late autumn is never a good thing. In this case, the warm weather represents the famous Trojan Horse of Greek mythology as it attempts to lull us into a false sense of security. Here’s why!
The last time we managed to hit 70 was Trick or Treat night when after the kids made their rounds a cold front gashed its way through the region armed with high wind storms that knocked out power to many, yours truly included!
Again this Sunday night, during football night in America, a strong cold front will be racing through accompanied by a line of rowdy thunder squalls. Power hits will be possible as these cells feed on the 70 degree warmth of day.
So the trend is set for the winter; namely, frequent often windy storms with more rain than snow.