Forecast: A Rainy Day. Then Evening T-Storms?
Weather rallies after wet start to week
Today: Morning rain. Precipitation lighter & more intermittent in the afternoon? Breezy at times & overcast. Mid-to-upper 50s. | Tonight: A round of heavier showers and thunderstorms early? Decreasing chances of rain overnight. Low-to-mid 50s. | Tomorrow: Early-morning shower? Partly sunny & breezy. Mid-to-upper 60s. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Yep -- you should've rolled over and gone back to sleep. Clearly that would've been the better option than dealing with a wet Monday morning commute. Yet there's reason for optimism. While thunderstorms could strike this evening and shower chances hang around into Wednesday, Thursday through the weekend will be worth the wait if anticipated sunshine and increasingly warm temperatures come true.
Today (Monday): Rain will no doubt slow the morning commute. We're likely to see periods of rain continue through the day, though precipitation may become lighter and intermittent during the afternoon. High temperatures? Not so high at all -- mainly in the mid-to-upper 50s under overcast skies. And it'll be breezy at times with winds from the southeast at 10-20 mph. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: A round of heavier showers and possibly some strong thunderstorms could come through sometime between approximately 6 p.m. and 1 a.m. Overnight and toward dawn, cloudy skies may continue to produce a few showers, but the overall trend will be toward diminishing chances of rain. Lows in the low-to-mid 50s. Confidence: Medium
Rainfall totals from Sunday night through Tuesday morning look to be at least 0.5-.75". Areas that catch a heavy thunderstorm could approach or top 1".
Keep reading for the forecast through the week and the outlook for the weekend....
Tomorrow (Tuesday): After the chance of a leftover early-morning shower, partly sunny skies and a 10-20 mph breeze from the southwest should warm highs to the mid-to-upper 60s. Another shower or two could pop up (30% chance) in the late afternoon or evening. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow Night: That 30% chance of a passing shower remains. Otherwise, partly cloudy with lows in the 40s. Confidence: Medium-High
We can't get rid of that 30% chance of a shower, which stays with us through the day Wednesday. But like Tuesday, most of the day should be dry. Temperatures, however, take a step backwards with partly to to sometimes mostly cloudy skies limiting highs to around 60 at best. Winds stay breezy from the west, increasing to around 15-25 mph during the day. Wednesday night, clearing skies with lows near 40. Confidence: Medium-High
Thursday we go mostly sunny with highs in the 60s and, um, yeah, still quite breezy. Lows Thursday night dip down to the upper 40s to low 50s. Confidence: Medium
If the forecast holds, Friday will tempt you to start your weekend early with partly to mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid-to-upper 70s, maybe some low 80s. Confidence: Medium
Early indications point toward a partly sunny and warm spring weekend with highs somewhere between the upper 70s and mid-80s. At the moment, the weekend looks mostly dry, but there could be enough instability in the atmosphere to warrant a chance of an isolated shower. Confidence: Medium
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