The fast moving spring/winter storm that brought Thursday snow to the region will move out quickly, leaving clearing skies and warming conditions as we head into the weekend. Friday will still be fairly chilly with brisk north winds, keeping our high temperature just short of the 60 degree mark, but by Saturday the highs should climb to the upper 60s, and we will likely top 70 on Sunday, with only a slight chance of a weekend ending shower. Temperatures stay mild to warm into the middle of next week.
Jerry had an interesting question: “How far west do you look to get a handle on upcoming weather? I remember either reading or hearing you mention something about Siberia once but I don’t remember the context. It does appear, however, that as weather moves east the highs and lows don’t disappear they just sort of dance around each other. So it seems reasonable that looking west like at China, Mongolia, Russia, and looking at their stuff you might see trends like hotter, colder, etc. soon to be in our back yard.” Jerry has a good point, and I’ll address it tomorrow.