Is it just me or is forecasting, at least the "local evening news" variety, no better and possibly even worse than decades ago? Remember in my youth watching the weather person on the news drawing isobars with a marker all over a map with fronts drawn on it and etc., and it seemed like the next few days behaved in accordance with her forecast. Now? The grease pens and wipe-clean map boards are gone and computer modeling and radar rules the day. But accuracy vs. yesteryear? Dubious. For example, two days ago the 5 day showed today in our region as clear and sunny with rain to arrive tomorrow and a wet forecast through about mid week next. Even last night on the local evening news the weather boy proclaimed sunny and clear through mid day then rain arriving in the afternoon, a change to the previous day's forecast of sunny all day. So, this morning... right now outside what do we have? Overcast and light rain. This pattern of forecasts missing the mark on rain/sun by half a day or more has prevailed since about last year around here. I suppose I'm keen to it by being a motorcyclist. Before that it was recreational flying (VFR only). So I've always paid attention to forecasts and METARS. Lately though it just seems more like a casino.