Vencore Weather
28Oct/14Tue

7:00 AM | A surge in temperatures today, but a major cold shot arrives in time for the weekend and snow is a threat in the nearby higher elevation locations and maybe even into the big cities; Antares rocket launch postponed until early tonight

6-Day Forecast

Today

Partly sunny, warmer, highs near 80 degrees

Tonight

Increasing clouds, mild, chance for a shower or two, lows not far from 60 degrees

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, not as warm, a couple of showers likely, mid-to-upper 60’s

Wednesday Night

Mostly cloudy, turning cooler, mid 40’s

Thursday

Mostly sunny, cool, near 60

Friday

Partly sunny, cooler, mid-to-upper 50’s

Saturday

Considerable clouds, windy, unseasonably cold, rain and/or snow showers possible, mid 40’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, still unseasonably cold, upper 40’s

Discussion

There will be a surge in temperatures today ahead of an approaching cold front with highs well up in the 70’s up and down the I-95 corridor from DC-to-NYC. This warm up will be short-lived; however, as a cold frontal passage will begin a downward trend in temperatures for the second half of the week. A major cold shot will arrive on Saturday as deep upper-level troughing develops in the eastern US and this will lead to the formation of a storm near the Mid-Atlantic coastline. As a result, winds will howl on Saturday, high temperatures will be confined to way below normal levels in the 40's, and some precipitation is likely which can be in the form of snow in higher elevation locations just to the northwest of Route I-95 and perhaps even into the big cities from DC-to-NYC.

One other note, last night's Antares rocket launch at NASA/Wallops Island, VA was scrubbed due to a boat in the launch site area. The rescheduled time for the launch is 6:22PM early tonight. While clouds were not an issue last night in terms of viewing conditions around here, they will be a bit more of a concern early tonight. For more information on this go to http://vencoreweather.com/2014/10/27/930-am-rare-dual-space-event-early-tonight-1st-nighttime-launch-of-an-antares-rocket-at-645-pm-and-at-nearly-the-same-time-transit-of-the-international-space-station-both-should-be-visible-t/.

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27Oct/14Mon

7:00 AM | *Major cold shot arrives for the weekend…snow showers likely in higher elevations to our northwest*

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, seasonably cool, highs in the upper 60’s

Tonight

Partly cloudy, cool, lows in the upper 40's

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, warmer, mid-to-upper 70’s

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, mild, maybe a shower, lows in the upper 50’s

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, breezy, cooler, maybe a shower or two, mid 60’s

Thursday

Mostly sunny, cool, upper 50’s

Friday

Partly sunny, cool, mid-to-upper 50’s

Saturday

Partly sunny, windy, cold, mid-to-upper 40’s

Discussion

High pressure will push into the area today and generate seasonably cool weather as we begin the new work week. Temperatures will surge on Tuesday ahead of another cold front, but we'll cool down again behind the frontal system for the second half of the week. A strong push of downright cold air for this time of year will arrive by the weekend and high temperatures on Saturday – the first day of November – will likely hold in the 40's around here which is way below normal and snow showers are likely in higher elevation locations just to our northwest.

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17Oct/14Fri

7:00 AM | Nice through tomorrow, but then an extended stretch of quite cool weather begins on Sunday; next important rain threat comes by mid-week

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, pleasant, highs in the low 70's

Tonight

Partly cloudy, cool, lows near 55 degrees

Saturday

Partly sunny, seasonably cool, becoming breezy later in the day with the chance for a shower, upper 60’s

Saturday Night

Mostly cloudy, windy, maybe a shower, turning quite chilly late with lows in the low-to-mid 40’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, windy, quite cool, mid-to-upper 50’s

Monday

Partly sunny, quite cool, upper 50’s

Tuesday

Mostly cloudy, quite cool, showers likely, near 60

Wednesday

Mostly cloudy, breezy, quite cool, showers likely, upper 50’s

Discussion

High pressure will push in today and generate nice weather around here as we end the work week and begin the weekend. Another strong cold front, however, will whip through the region tomorrow night and it’ll turn much cooler for an extended period of time beginning Sunday. High temperatures today and Saturday will not be far from the 70 degree mark, but should generally be confined to the 50’s on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The cold front will primarily pass through on the dry side tomorrow evening; however, a shower or two cannot be ruled out; especially, in the western suburbs and the breeze will kick up noticeably late tomorrow and it'll stay quite windy tomorrow night and Sunday. Low pressure will drop southeastward from the Great Lakes region into the Mid-Atlantic by Tuesday and it could then strengthen along the east coast at mid-week giving us the chance for some rain on both Tuesday and Wednesday along with continued cool conditions. Elsewhere, Gonzalo weakened a bit overnight, but it remains a major hurricane (category 3) this morning with sustained winds at 130 mph and it makes its closest approach to Bermuda today bringing with it hurricane-force winds for several hours and a strong storm surge.

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16Oct/14Thu

7:00 AM | Still somewhat unsettled today…big improvement on Friday and Saturday, but much cooler stretch begins on Sunday

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy although there can be a few peaks of sunshine, not as warm as the past couple of days, still the good chance for residual showers, highs near 70 degrees

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, turning cooler late, maybe a shower or two, low 50’s towards morning

Friday

Mostly sunny, rather nice, near 70

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, cool, low-to-mid 50's

Saturday

Mostly sunny, seasonably cool, becoming breezy, maybe a shower late, upper 60’s

Sunday

Mostly sunny, breezy, quite cool, upper 50's

Monday

Mostly sunny, still quite cool, upper 50's

Tuesday

Partly sunny, quite cool, chance for showers, upper 50's

Discussion

The powerful cold front that generated heavy rain around here late yesterday and again last night is now pulling away from the region to the northeast, but it’ll stay somewhat unsettled as the upper-level low associated with the surface front passes nearby. Big improvement comes for tomorrow and Friday as high pressure returns to the region, but it turns quite cool beginning Sunday for an extended period of time following the passage of another cold front. High temperatures from Sunday through Tuesday of next week will likely be confined to the 50's in much of the I-95 corridor.

Elsewhere, on the tropical front, Gonzalo has reached major hurricane status (category 4) with sustained winds at 140 mph and is bearing down on Bermuda with a serious hit expected there on Friday. It is the first Atlantic hurricane to reach category 4 status since 2011 (Ophelia). Fortunately, the US mainland has not been hit by a major hurricane since the crazy year of 2005 - the longest stretch without a major hurricane in the US since at least the year 1900. In the Pacific Ocean, Tropical Storm Ana is likely to miss Hawaii to the south later this week.

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