New Month – New Pattern

Happy Halloween, everyone!  Thank you so much for all of the awesome pictures and tweets tonight!  There were some amazing photos sent in of the clouds earlier this afternoon (before the sun went down).  It made for a great "creepy" effect for "All Hallows’ Eve," don’t you think?  Many were asking, "What’s up with this?"  In most areas it was a blanket of alto-cumulus clouds, dotting the skies.  This is also known as a "mackerel sky" because the clouds resemble fish scales.  Pretty cool, huh?  

The clouds will thicken in overnight and keep temps from free-falling.  Lows will be in the low to mid 40s.  There could be a sprinkle or some drizzle on Cape Cod and the islands after midnight, but it looks like our best shot at any shower activity comes later in the morning hours (after sunrise).  Tomorrow is NOT a rainy day by an stretch of the imagination – so I didn’t even put a raindrop on my extended forecast.  There’s a 20% chance of getting some morning to mid-day showers in SOME spots but any showers won’t stick around long, or amount to much.  It will be a bit breezy tomorrow.  Winds will be out of the S at 10-15mph with gusts up to 25mph, or so.

Oh yeah, BTW:  You know what else happens tonight?  Well, besides the leftover sugar rush and/or awesome parental-alone-time with the kids’ candy bags (dibs on the Skittles)?!  Daylight Saving Time ends tonight at 2am, and we "fall back" an hour with the clocks.  In this day and age most of us won’t have to even worry about changing any clocks (thanks, futuristic cell phones and super smart digital gadgets)!  Either way, time-is-a-changin’ and we’ll soon be burnin’ daylight quickly.  The sunset tonight was at 5:39pm and tomorrow the sun goes down at 4:38pm.  I’m not in charge of this EDT vs. EST thing… So, call of the witch hunt right now!  I’m just as bummed about this as you are.  Though, we do get an extra hour of sleep!!!  

How about something to cheer us up?  We switch the calendars to November tomorrow, and we’re in for a warm-up through all of next week!  Highs tomorrow top out around average for this time of year (upper 50s to near 60), but then the gradual climb to 70° begins!  Temps this week will be 5, to 10, to even 15 degrees above normal.  Coastal communities, watch out for Wednesday.  While the extended forecast says "65°," an onshore flow of air will keep our temps in the mid 50s.  Still… a nice week ahead.  Spook-tacular, I’d say!  – Breezy