Daily Archives: October 9, 2009

Cold Snap Update #1: Freeze, then Wind and Rain


We’re still on board for a very cold pattern to settle in the area over the weekend. The models have been getting colder and colder with each run, so if you’re a fan of New England-type fall weather, go out and enjoy it this weekend!

Weekend high temperatures will be very chilly with Saturday only managing a high in the mid 50s despite sunshine all day, thanks to a persistent cold, northerly breeze. In fact, we could see wind gusts of 20 mph or so. Sunday will be even colder with highs topping out in the upper 40s to low 50s under sunny skies. Get out and do some pumpkin shopping! Overnight lows will be something to watch, too. It looks like lows in the 30s tonight, but possibly 20s early Sunday/Monday morning.

Depending on where you are and your elevation, you could have an overnight low as cold as 24 or as “warm” as 34 degrees. Either way, it’ll be downright cold! I’m betting Bremerton sinks into the 20s Sunday or Monday.

Columbus Day Monday looks partly sunny but still chilly with highs only making it in the low to mid 50s, but a significant warm front blows through the area on Tuesday bringing some decent rain and wind. The brunt of this rainstorm will be to our north and south (California needs it more than we do!), but we’ll still feel the effects! Highs will rise to the upper 50s.

Rain, clouds and periods of sun rule the remainder of the forecast—pretty typical October weather. Highs will be in the upper 50s to possibly mid 60s on Friday as a surge of warmer air vists our region.

Have a great Friday night!

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap

E-mail: forecastingkitsap@live.com