Mountain Area Forecast ( Sept 23-25 )
Overnight Into Friday Morning
Partly-mostly clear. Areas of valley fog. E-SSE winds generally less than 10 mph along mid-upper elevation mountain ridges. Temps varying from 50-55 degrees within cooler mountain valleys to the low-mid 60s.
Partly cloudy. Winds becoming N to NE at mostly less than 10 mph. Temperatures varying from 70-75 degrees in upper elevations to the upper 70s to lower 80s ( warmer south into the Great Valley ).
Friday Night Into Saturday Morning
Mostly clear. Winds N-NE at mostly less than 10 mph along mid-upper elevation mountain ridges. Temps varying from low-mid 50s in cooler mountain valleys to low-mid 60s. Areas of valley fog ( especially along main rivers-lakes ).
Partly cloudy. Winds NNW-NNE at mostly less than 10 mph. Temps varying from low-mid 70s in upper elevations to the low-mid 80s ( warmer south into the Great Valley ).
Saturday Night Into Sunday Morning
Partly-mostly clear. Areas of valley fog. Winds light & variable. Temperatures varying from 50s in cooler mountain valleys to the low-middle 60s.
Partly-mostly cloudy. Chance of a hit-miss shower or thunderstorm. Light winds. Temperatures varying from 70-75 degrees in the upper elevations to the lower-middle 80s ( warmer south into the Great Valley ).
The potential for the first mountain valley frost of the season, especially in mid-upper elevation valleys, is being monitored for the middle of next week ( fog will be likely in river valleys ). If a cut-off upper low develops over the region this will limit frost potential, so stay tuned for later updates.
Weather Discussion ( Nice Saturday )
A great weather day graced the 10th Annual High Knob Naturalist Rally during Saturday, with a large turn out enjoying the many activities offered.
As expected, the afternoon MAX reached the low-middle 70s following morning MINS in the low-mid 50s.
The Saturday PM MAX reached 74 degrees at one high valley location, with another sensor located in the upper valley recording a MAX of only 72 degrees. Humidity levels and temps were higher than typical for this time of year, of course, but conditions did feel nice ( even cool through the morning ) in the shade during the PM.