Its not a breakfast at a restaurant chain, but a sharp cold front passage later this morning, say between 10 AM and Noon. Should be pretty interesting. Temperature will drop about 10 F in an hour. Expecting/hoping, too, for a little measurable rain with this “FROPA” (frontal passage in weatherspeak). The brisk winds, as they always do, have activated a lot of the nighttime wind detector lights in the neighborhood.
The usual post-frontal clearing in the afternoon and a pretty cool day, maybe 20 F cooler than yesterday afternoon which got to 88 F here in the Heights, the Sutherland ones, that is. Of course, our media weather stars are all over this weather situation, so nothing much to be added here.
Still have plenty of higher ice clouds overhead right now at daybreak, but look for an invasion of Cumulus and Stratocumulus within the couple of hours after daybreak. They should appear first on the Lemmon, topping it, then fill in after that as the cold slam gets closer.
The full complement of expected clouds was not really observed yesterday. Missing in action for the most part locally were Altocumulus lenticulars downind of Ms. Lemmon. Cirrocumulus clouds were also pretty much a no show. You can see some of those high lenticular formations that did occur WAY downwind of Ms. Lemmon and the Catalinas if you view the U of AZ Weather Department time lapse movie for yesterday between 11 AM and 1 PM, then another pile of Ac len just at sunset (7:15 PM) in their movie.
Below, what we did see, various varieties of Cirrus, and eventually those thickening to Altostratus ice clouds. And a hole was out there that allowed a brief colorized sunset rather than a gray one.