Forecast: Rainy Change You Can Believe In
A slow-moving coastal storm will put an end to our recent dry weather pattern. Look for the rains to gradually develop this morning and start canvassing the area in earnest this afternoon and evening. Like a long election cycle, this storm promises to hang around the area into Wednesday and possibly even Thursday (the computer weather models are projecting uncertain results regarding when this storm finally exits our area). We may get a chance for some sun by Friday, but the weather models are campaigning to keep the clouds around.
Rain likely. 56-60. Vote early and you may avoid today's rain. Scattered rain showers should break out from southeast to northwest this morning (40% chance). Most areas should be getting wet by early afternoon with the steadiest rain arriving late this afternoon and evening (70% chance). Temperatures should be held down due to the cloud cover, precipitation, and cool breezes from the northeast.
Rain and clouds persist through the election night period (chance of rain 70%). Low 49-53. Around 0.5" of rain is possible through late tonight (or earlier tomorrow).
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend.
Clouds and some rain again. 55-59. Our slow low along the coastline will gradually work its way northward, but still dominate the post-election weather scene with clouds, morning rain (60% likelihood), scattered afternoon showers, and generally cool conditions. Another 0.25" of rain is possible. Winds will continue to come at us from the north and northeast.
Wednesday night should see scattered showers (30% chance) with still considerable cloudiness and temperatures dropping to the upper 40s in the suburbs and the lower 50s in the city.
Thursday will likely feature more clouds, a few scattered showers (20% chance) and slightly warmer temperatures in the lower to middle 60s. Thursday night will probably not shake those clouds and temperatures should dip down to the upper 40s to lower 50s once more. Confidence: Low-Medium
Friday has a chance to break free from our week of cloudy weather and sneak in some brief interludes of sun. Temperatures are poised to break 70 degrees and may go slightly higher. Confidence: Low-Medium
The weekend is offering potentially mixed results with an approaching cold front on Saturday triggering yet more clouds and rain showers, especially in the morning. Highs should be in the lower to middle 60s. Sunday after the cold front looks to be back down in the middle to upper 50s and breezy with variable cloud cover. There is even a pesky chance of a lingering shower. Lows by Sunday morning should be down in the 40s throughout. Confidence: Low-Medium
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