I had hoped to finish all the outside stuff before it got too cold. And I have been VERY lucky so far with the wonderful fall weather we've had. But my luck might be running out. My weather sources tell me that this weekend is gonna be cold, and the beginning of next week could see an honest to goodness snow storm (of course it's a ways away, but never too far away to be excited about snow). As the good folks at the NWS say below, STAY TUNED!
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1005 PM EST TUE NOV 13 2007
LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/...BOTH THE EC/GFS BRING A STRONG COLD FRONT ACROSS AREA THURSDAY MORNING. GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS EXPECTED BEHIND FRONT WITH LIKELY POPS FOR THE MORNING. EC HANGS ON TO PRECIP A BIT LONGER THAN GFS OVER REGION SO CONTINUED CHC POPS INTO THE AFTERNOON. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN FOR FRIDAY/SATURDAY BRINGING SEASONABLE TEMPERATURES. MODELS TRACK A VERY WEAK FRONT ACROSS N VA ON SUNDAY BUT DO NOT EXPECT MUCH WX EXCEPT AN INCREASE IN CLOUDS. FORECAST CONFIDENCE IS MUCH LOWER FOR THE START OF THE NEW WEEK. GFS TRACKS A COLD FRONT ACROSS THE AREA MONDAY WITH VERY LITTLE AMPLIFICATION ALOFT AND THUS VERY LITTLE PRECIP. EC HOWEVER AMPLIFIES A NEGATIVE TILT TROF OVERHEAD AND GENERATES A SURFACE LOW JUST TO OUR EAST FOR MONDAY NIGHT. 85H TEMPS ON THE EC SUGGEST A MAINLY SNOW EVENT. TUESDAY APPEARS TO BE DRY FOR BOTH MODELS BUT FOR DIFFERENT REASONS. EC HAS BEEN ADVERTISING THIS SYSTEM FOR QUITE A WHILE SO AM INCLINED TO LEAN ON THE EC...STAY TUNED.