* Wind advisory in effect for entire area Sunday from 4 a.m. to 3 p.m. *
TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT
A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.
3/10: If it weren’t for the wind, just a moderately chilly November day wouldn’t be half bad. But high winds are worth a lower digit.
Today: Brightening skies. WINDY! Highs: Upper 40s to mid-50s.
Tonight: Clear and cool, still a bit of a breeze. Lows: Upper 20s to mid-30s.
Tomorrow: Sunny and cool, lingering breeze. Highs: Near 50.
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FORECAST IN DETAIL
The word of the day is wind! Gusts near 45 mph probably ruin any yard-raking you managed to accomplish yesterday. Sorry about that. Following a chilly Monday, we trend somewhat warmer and less windy through midweek, before another cold front sends temperatures down again for our Thanksgiving.
Today (Sunday): A few lingering showers may greet the early risers, especially out east toward the bay, but skies should fairly quickly turn partly sunny. You’ll also notice a stiff breeze! Winds blow from the northwest at 20 to 30 mph, with gusts to near 45 mph possible. Temperatures start off not too chilly, about 50 degrees or so, but don’t do much during the day, generally staying in the upper 40s to mid-50s. Wind gusts slowly diminish late in the afternoon. Confidence: High
Tonight: Winds die down quite a bit, but could still occasionally gust near 30 mph. Otherwise, cool air settles in under mostly clear skies, with overnight lows ranging from the upper 20s in the outer suburbs to the mid-30s downtown. With snow showers possible out west over the mountains, a stray flurry could make it into our far western suburbs. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow (Monday): Winds scale back from today, but a noticeable breeze still adds a bite to an already chilly Monday. Temperatures stall out near 50 despite plenty of sun, with winds from the west gusting near 20 to 25 mph. That makes it feel more like the low to mid-40s for much of the day. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow night: Expect clear skies and diminishing winds to continue into the evening and overnight. While that’s normally a recipe for plummeting temperatures, what wind we do have comes from a more southerly direction. So overnight lows aren’t especially chilly, as they bottom in the low to mid-30s. Confidence: Medium-High
A LOOK AHEAD
High pressure offshore sends some warmer air our way on Tuesday. Highs should reach the mid- to upper 50s with mostly sunny skies. A cold front coming through Tuesday night doesn’t have much moisture to work with, but could squeeze out a quick shower or two, with lows in the low to mid-40s. Confidence: Medium
The colder air behind the front has trouble penetrating into the region Wednesday, so highs should still manage the low to mid-50s with partly to mostly cloudy skies. Confidence: Medium
By Thanksgiving, the chill arrives. A perfect day to spend indoors with the oven on, if you ask me! A storm along the coast could send a good deal of clouds our way. Temperatures start the day near freezing with highs only in the upper 40s. Make sure to dress warmly if you’re heading out for a pre-dinner Turkey Trot! Confidence: Medium