Forecast: Much-Needed Rain for the Weekend
Today: Cloudy and drizzly. Mid-50s. | Tonight: Rain and t'storms. Near 50. | Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy; A.M. showers. Mid-60s. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Yes, it's the weekend. Yes, most of it will be cloudy and parts of it showery -- but mainly tonight into tomorrow morning. Any rain that falls (some places may see up to 1"), will be beneficial in making up for our rainfall deficit. Tomorrow afternoon offers some real promise for outdoor activities, with just a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms, warmer temperatures and brightening skies.
Today (Saturday): The wet weather that pushed through the area last night will likely taper off during the early hours this morning. But clouds and drizzle will persist through much of the day. Another surge of moisture will bring showers back into the area late in the afternoon or during the evening hours. High temperatures, cooler than yesterday's, will struggle to break out of the mid-50s. Confidence: Medium
Tonight: Words of advice: bring an umbrella with you if you venture outside. A warm front pushing through the region will allow for continued overcast skies and periods of rain and perhaps some embedded thunderstorms. Overnight lows won't move much from today's afternoon highs, settling near 50. Confidence: Medium
Keep reading for the increasingly dry forecast into early next week...
Tomorrow (Sunday): The day starts off overcast and damp with scattered showers. However, after we get past mid-to-late morning, any precipitation should become spottier in nature and we'll have some afternoon warming and sunshine. Having said that, an isolated thunderstorm will remain a possibility (30% chance). Depending on how much sun we see, high temperatures may range anywhere from the mid-60s to near 70 along with southerly winds 10-15 mph. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow Night: Just in time for the beginning of the work week -- seems to always work that way, no? -- plan on dry conditions Sunday night with partial clearing taking place and noticeably cooler overnight lows dropping to the mid-to-upper 30s in most areas. Confidence: Medium-High
Monday morning will feel quite chilly with temperatures in the mid-to-upper 30s and a strong breeze; so, I'll second Camden's advice from yesterday's forecast: make sure you're adequately dressed as you head out for the day. Strong winds continue through much of the day -- gusting 20-30 mph -- but from a warm, westerly direction, which combined with mostly sunny skies should allow highs into the low 60s and overnight lows near 40. Confidence: Medium
The outlook for Tuesday calls for conditions closely echoing those we're likely to see on Monday, except less windy. That means a continuation of mostly sunny skies, dry conditions, and high temperatures within a few degrees of 60. Overnight lows will settle into the 40s area-wide. Confidence: Medium
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