So from my last post you saw that fall unofficially started because Starbucks is now offering their premiere coffee beverage that takes on the flavor of pumpkin, otherwise known as a pumpkin spice latte.
Then of course our calendars told us that we reached the end of summer and that fall had begun.
Well, the final cue is on the way, the weather is going to start resembling fall.
Let me just say, this is an excellent time of year to save money on things like gas and electricity. See, the outside temperature has been ranging in the upper 60′s to low 70′s during the day and down into the 50′s or 40′s at night. At my house we have turned off the AC and the heat for days now as the house stays at a comfortable temperature most of the time.
Back to the main point. People may read this blog to hear me go off on weird tangents or they may actually think that I have some inside information on the weather forecast that the TV forecasters won’t reveal. Either way, I can give you my best guest of what is going to happen and I don’t care if I’m wrong. I don’t have the integrity of a TV station to hold up. All I have is this FREE WordPress page I started and my ego.
Ok, really to the main point now. What’s this fall weather you speak of? So I have been looking at the forecast models for the last few days and most of them are coming into agreement that we are going to be having some cooler air invade the region starting this weekend and lasting into next week. When I say cool, we are talking about high temperatures slowly dropping into the low to mid 50′s starting this weekend and bottoming out by the middle of next week. Overnight lows will likely fall into the 30′s.
Now, beyond that is when things get a little interesting. Let me preface this by saying that long range computer models, any forecast outside of 5 days, are highly inaccurate. Why do you think most TV stations have 5 day forecasts or at most 7 days? You notice I put “Winter” in the title of this post, mainly to get more readers, but also because there could be some “truth” to that.
Typically when we see a fall push of cold air, the temperatures will rebound. Long range computer models show that we actually get colder. By the end of next week high temperatures will start to fall into the 40′s and perhaps the 30′s by the week after. Now, this is not unheard of as we have had cold snaps around Halloween before, but certainly this is noteworthy since it is the first major push of cold air of the season. If you look way out on the long range models, they even suggest some snow towards the beginning of November. I probably shouldn’t have even put that in, as it will likely change.
Nonetheless, cooler weather is on the way. Will we get wintry cold beyond that? Maybe…