PM Update: Beautiful Today, Quite Warm Tomorrow
A little unsettled this weekend and a good bit cooler
Fall's finest weather returned today as gusty winds of yesterday became little more than a memory. Mostly sunny skies throughout the day have helped temperatures rise to highs around 70 in many spots. Clouds are about to start increasing from the west and that trend continues into evening, eventually leading to a mostly cloudy overnight. If you're already missing summer's warmth, savor tomorrow's temperatures, as we are running out of time for such.
Through Tonight: After a pleasantly cool evening with some increase in clouds and temperatures falling through the 60s, we trend mostly cloudy as a warm front moves through. There could be a very light shower somewhere but I'm not expecting much. Clouds and increasing moisture levels keep temperatures from falling below the low-to-mid 50s.
Tomorrow (Friday): We're looking at a little Indian Summer on Friday, but it won't last long. Skies should be partly sunny, though maybe mostly cloudy early. Ahead of a cold front, southerly winds pump in the warmth. Many locations should rise to highs between 80 and 85 -- 10 to maybe 15 degrees above average for the date. A few showers are possible late in the evening or overnight.
Toxic Snow and Tadpoles: Scientists from the USGS and Southern Illinois University have linked frog population declines in the Sierra Nevada mountains to pesticides used in California's San Joaquin Valley. The pesticides are picked up by winds and transported into clouds which eventually drop snow in the mountains. When snow melts in the spring, the contaminants enter streams and rivers and slow tadpole growth and development. Read the full study.
Posted by: spgass1 | October 8, 2009 10:21 PM | Report abuse
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