Weather for the week of October 8th

The week of October 8th begins with a cloudy Sunday with highs in the mid 70’s and the possibility of rain showers spread throughout the day. On Monday there will be rain throughout the date from the remnants of Tropical Storm Nate. The highs will still be in the low 70’s. Tuesday will be warm with clouds and sun with highs in the low 70’s. Wednesday will be cooler with highs in the mid 60’s and the chance of a passing afternoon shower. The rain showers will continue through Thursday morning. The rest of Thursday will be cloudy with highs in the low 60’s. Friday will also be cloudy with highs again in the low 60’s. Saturday will finally see some sun with highs reaching just into the low 70’s. Remember that getting a sunburn or an overexposure to the sun’s UV rays is possible even in the fall. Protect yourself at all times. When the weather conditions are constantly changing with cool mornings and warm afternoons, be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to allow further moisture to evaporate and cool your body. Layering should be with non-cotton materials as cotton tends to hold moisture. Keeping hydrated is important no matter the temperatures since hydrating properly will allow you to hike longer and in greater comfort. Be sure to carry plenty of water with you as local water sources can be unreliable and may be contaminated. Once you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated! Remember, the weather forecast is only a prediction and always contains percentages. Be prepared and have a plan for the most likely and least likely forecast! Are you prepared to stay out overnight on a trail? Conditions in the morning can change drastically by afternoon. Conditions at the trailhead do not always reflect the conditions on the peaks! Variable trail and weather conditions are a hallmark of these mountains. BE CAREFUL AND BE PREPARED!

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