Spook-tacular Halloween forecast

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HALLOWEEN:  It’s the spookiest day of the year, and it will be a cool day too!  Highs today will top out in the middle 50s under mostly cloudy skies.  Clouds thicken toward evening.  Heading out to trick-or-treat we’ll start in the lower 50s.  By later in the evening, it’s even cooler with temps in the middle 40s.  Expect clouds and a small chance for a shower as the evening progresses.  Have fun and stay safe and warm!

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FOOTBALL:  As mentioned, it’s cloudy with the chance for a few drops for those of you heading to some football games tonight.  Dress warmly and be ready for a few drops as the games close.

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In Happy Valley, it’s going to be a chilly, damp, cloudy day for the game.  If you’re tailgating, temps are in the upper 30s to near 40° under cloudy skies with the chance for showers.  By noon kick off, we’re only in the middle 40s and it stays that way all game.  We’ll see the chance for a few showers again, with windy conditions picking up.

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WEEKEND:  A massive chunk of energy will spiral over us for the weekend, moving into the Atlantic.  This will bring a system to us on Saturday, but it transfers to the coast on Sunday.  Expect a cool and windy Saturday with lots of clouds and breezy weather.  Some showers are possible too through the day, with some flakes mixing in late for the elevations.  Highs are only near 50°!  By Sunday, high pressure builds in as the system depends off the coast.  Skies clear for sun, but it’s even colder and with gusty winds as well.  Highs only hit the middle 40s.  Brrr!

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DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS: Sunday at 2AM, Daylight Saving Time ends.  Before you head to bed Saturday night, remember to change back those clocks by one hour.  Enjoy the extra hour of sleep!

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WEEK AHEAD:  We continue to watch some warm air slide in as we roll into the week.  By Monday, it’s mostly sunny and highs climb into the middle 50s.  Tuesday for Election Day, highs bump up to the lower 60s.  Wednesday, we hold near 60° with the chance for some showers lingering into Thursday.

Have a spook-tacular Halloween and stay warm this weekend.  Enjoy the extra hour of sleep!

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