Forecast: Showers Stick Around but Settle Down
Downpours, booming thunder, lightning and even a couple isolated tornadoes proved to be a major disruption yesterday. Bouts of wet weather continue today, but shouldn't have yesterday's punch. The volume on the storminess meter drops another notch Tuesday, even as it remains cool and a bit damp. Then the storminess meter goes on mute the rest of the work week, as a fine stretch of sunny, dry weather commences Wednesday.
Intermittent showers. 60-65. The energetic storm responsible for yesterday's periodic downpours will drift southeastward. Even as it gets farther away from us, it will continue to tap Atlantic moisture and send some of it our way. So expect on and off shower activity as well as some isolated thunder, but the coverage and frequency of showers over the metro area should be less than yesterday. The most persistent, widespread and intense rain will likely be to our south towards Richmond.
Overnight, widely scattered showers should taper to drizzle, with lows in the mid 50s.
Cloudy. Low 60s. An easterly fetch will keep it damp and cool. A bit of morning drizzle is possible with mostly cloudy skies in the afternoon. The sky may brighten a bit late in the day as temperatures stretch to climb above 60.
Mostly cloudy overnight, with lows 50-55.
Keep reading for the forecast for the rest of the week...
A LOOK AHEAD
We dry out and some sunshine finally returns Wednesday, with temperatures reaching the low 70s. Confidence: Medium
Thursday and Friday have nice day written all over them with lots of sunshine and pleasantly mild high temperatures in the mid to upper 70s. Confidence: Medium-High
Warm sunshine continues through the first half of Saturday, before a cold front brings a chance of showers and storms late. Highs should be in the mid to upper 70s. Confidence: Medium
On Sunday, high pressure gradually builds in behind Saturday's front with a mix of clouds and sun and afternoon temperatures climbing towards 70. Confidence: Medium
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