Rainy weekend in store
It will be mild and rainy throughout the day tomorrow, with up to an inch of precipitation expected to fall. The rain is likely to start a couple of hours after midnight tonight, and continue into the early morning on Sunday. Colder temperatures will return on Sunday and continue into the early part of next week, with a chance of rain or wet snow on Monday and Tuesday.
In the Pacific, the super typhoon Hagupit is scheduled to make landfall in the Philippines late tonight. A super typhoon is the equivalent of a Category 4 or 5 hurricane, and this one, in particular, is thought to have winds of up to 160 mph (sustained for at least a minute), making it a very dangerous storm if it makes landfall at close to that intensity. Last year, when Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, it caused thousands of deaths and over 2 billion dollars (US$) of damage. While chances are very small that Hagupit will be as intense as Haiyan was at landfall, it still presents a significant danger to the Philippines.