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Mild Fall Forecast

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Today will be similar to yesterday with temperatures climbing to 5-10 degrees above normal by the afternoon as we are in the warm sector prior to a cold front that will be changing our weather tomorrow. The front has been sitting offshore for the last couple of days which is the reason only the coast and a few areas inland have seen rain. The front will move through tomorrow dropping temperatures as it does so a well as bringing the rain to inland areas and strong winds. For today the winds will be holding off at the coast with gusts up to 25 mph and at the higher elevations we could see gusts up to 40 mph. Tomorrow we’ll bring stronger winds to lower elevations more so in the afternoon and overnight hours, then further east late Wednesday into Thursday.

Due to the cold front passage we’ll see a mild, rainy and windy Halloween across our region with the strongest winds at the coast, east side and higher elevations as well as in the Shasta Valley. Winds may be strong enough to warrant a Wind Advisory, something the National Weather Service will be monitoring.

By the end of the week we’ll return to a drier pattern with sunny skies for most regions and another chance for rain at the coast by Sunday. While rain and winds are in our near future the east coast is dealing with the post-tropical cyclone Sandy; our website is providing live streaming. Sandy made landfall at 8:02 pm EST yesterday as a post-tropical cyclone. Sandy has already brought record water levels to Battery Park, New York as well as flooding of subways and multiple roadways. The threat for tornadoes will be possible today as instability and wind shear increase.

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Meteorologist Megan Parry