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Weekend Forecast

Friday, October 17, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008:
Fine Particulates (PM 2.5) – Code GREEN
Sunday, October 19, 2008:
Fine Particulates (PM 2.5) – Code GREEN
Monday, October 20, 2008:
Fine Particulates (PM 2.5) – Code GREEN

Short-Term Discussion: Cooler air has ended our long string of nice weather. Temperatures are running about 15 degrees cooler than yesterday. Overnight temperatures will push the freezing mark this weekend. Drier air and northerly winds have kept fine-particulate levels in the good range where they should remain over the weekend.

Partly cloudy and chilly overnight with light northerly winds and temperatures bottoming out in the upper 30s in most spots. Partly sunny and breezy on Saturday with temperatures only expected to reach the upper 50s. Low humidity levels and northerly winds should keep fine-particulate concentrations in the code GREEN (good) range.

Clear and chill overnight with temperatures falling to near the freezing mark in some of the outlying areas. Becoming mostly sunny on Sunday with afternoon temperatures only pushing into the low 60s. Low humidity and northerly winds should keep Sunday’s fine-particulate concentrations in the code GREEN (good) range.

Clear and chilly overnight with temperatures expected to fall below the freezing mark across most of the forecast area. Temperatures should rebound once the sun rises reaching the low to mid 60s later in the afternoon. Fine-particulate levels should rise on Monday but still remain in the upper regions of the code GREEN (good) range.

Extended: More seasonal weather expected for next week, though it feels much cooler now compared to what we have been experiencing lately. A quick-moving storm system will cross the region on Tuesday bringing a slight chance of precipitation and maybe some wet snow in the northern mountains. With northerly flow brining cool Canadian air over the Northeast, air-quality levels will probably remain mostly in the good range over the extended period.