PM Update: Warm & Wet Wednesday. Then What?
Mild temperatures, chance of showers overnight
Despite overcast skies, temperatures today climbed higher than recently -- and back above average values -- as afternoon highs reached near and just over 50. A fresh south wind gusting over 20 mph at times is helping to kick out the cold air, at least temporarily. Look for partly cloudy skies to continue this evening before a chance of showers overnight.
Tonight: Warm air sticks around as a slight chance of a passing shower this evening turns into a 50% chance of showers after midnight. Temperatures won't fall much from today's highs, and may in fact rise before the sun does -- lows in the 40s should do it for just about everyone. Warm and moist winds from the south continue around 15-20 mph.
Tomorrow: Day two of our mini warm-up will be a wet one. By sunrise, a more solid area of rain should be advancing on (or entering) the area, and the risk of rain lasts most of the day in the form of occasional showers and thundershowers. Highs should top out in the low-to-mid 60s as a gusty wind from the south continues. There may be a brief break in the action tomorrow evening and overnight, but the first stages of the next system appear to be right on the heels of this one.
Late-week Storm: The tricky and ever-shifting late-week storm seems to want to arrive by Thursday again as opposed to being pushed back to Friday. Unfortunately for snow lovers, recent model trends with this storm are more wet (and it could be very wet) than white in the immediate area, as low pressure is now slated to move up the coast on an inland track instead of offshore. This is still an evolving situation that can change, so stay tuned.
See Matt Rogers' forecast through the weekend.
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