Sunday, November 13, 2016
Second Warmest Start to November
This year, the first 13 days have averaged a temperature of 51.9 degrees, putting the start of November 2016 as the second warmest start to the month since records began in the early 1900's. The recent cold nights have brought us down a little, but afternoon highs continue to run at least 10 degrees above average. And those numbers will continue to grow this upcoming week with highs pushing the mid-60's by Thursday.
A couple of weak cool fronts (basically wind shift lines) will sweep down the western Great Lakes Monday and Tuesday. All that will do for us is bring us a little more cloud cover. By Wednesday, a large storm system will begin to take shape out west forcing a strong ridge of high pressure to build over the center of the country. Temperatures underneath the ridge will warm into the 60's and 70's, possibly near records for many. Overnight lows will also be mild with mornings starting off in the middle to upper 40's and low 50's.