PM Update: Still cold with waning winds
A little warmer Saturday ahead of weak wintry threat
Our winter-like chill entered day two today and we have at least another 2 days of temperatures pretty solidly below average. If you can look past highs in the mid-30s to near 40 and winds gusting over 30 mph at times, today was not too bad. At least we saw a lot of sun! Skies stay mostly clear and temperatures remain cold through tonight and much of tomorrow before clouds increase ahead of the Sunday storm threat.
Through Tonight: It is going to be clear and cold again overnight. The good news is that winds will finally subside quite a bit near and after sunset. Lows range from the upper teens in the suburbs to the low-or-mid 20s downtown.
Tomorrow (Saturday): Saturday should be fairly tranquil if also still pretty chilly. Mostly sunny skies should start to trend cloudier by late afternoon or evening. Temperatures warm just a smidge with highs mainly in the low 40s and winds light from the southwest.
El Niño: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that El Niño -- the periodic warming of Pacific Ocean waters along the equator that impacts weather patterns worldwide -- strengthened over the past month and is expected to continue through at least spring 2010. Though El Niño remains moderate, it is now getting close to the strong classification, according to NOAA, which places equal chances on El Niño either strengthening more or staying moderate.
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