A seasonable day in late October is often quite a fine one, and today sure fit the bill. Pretty close to “Nice Day” stamp criteria, and even probably there in some spots. A minor cold front passing by, really a wind shift as much as anything, keeps us a bit on the cooler side tomorrow.
Through Tonight: A weak little front passes through from the north, doing little more than increasing clouds — perhaps to cloudy — for a time. Those increased clouds help keep temperatures up a bit from recent, ranging largely from the upper 30s in the coldest ‘burbs to perhaps upper 40s downtown. Winds are light from the north and northeast.
Tomorrow (Tuesday): Behind the weak cold front, we see a wind coming in more off the ocean, which should help keep temps down a notch from today and may leave us cloudier at times. I think we still see a decent amount of sun though as highs range from the upper 50s to lower 60s. Winds are light from the north and northeast.
European superstorm? Almost one year to the day after the East Coast was battered by Sandy, northern Europe is dealing with something of its own superstorm going by the name Christian (or the St. Jude Storm). The system, now near the Netherlands and Denmark, brought wind gusts as high as 99 mph to southern parts of England. Damaging gusts near and past 70-80 mph have been noted throughout parts of Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, as well as other spots. The storm has taken at least 13 lives thus far, while bringing transportation to a halt in parts of the region and knocking out power to huge numbers of homes and businesses.
Pollen update: Mold spores remain low/moderate, while all other pollens are low.