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Weekend weather forecast; DST reminder

Oct. 30. If you’re heading out tonight, expect the skies to be mostly clear, with a low around 44.

Saturday is forecast to be sunny, with a high near 59. And Halloween night, mostly clear, with a low around 43.

Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend. Be sure set your clock back an hour when you go to bed on Saturday. The spring ahead, fall back cycle of  DST creates one 23-hour day in late winter or early spring and one 25-hour day in the autumn.

Enjoy the extra hour.  Sunday should be mostly sunny, with a high near 62.

Winter weather forecast

NOAA’s winter forecast for the U.S. favors warmer, drier conditions across the southern tier of the U.S., and cooler, wetter conditions in the North, thanks in part to an ongoing La Nina. Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center — a division of the National Weather Service — are also closely monitoring persistent drought during the winter months ahead, with more than 45% of the continental U.S. now experiencing drought.

The greatest chances for warmer-than-normal conditions extend across the Southern tier of the U.S. from the Southwest, across the Gulf states and into the Southeast, according to NOAA’s forecast.