Forecast: May Begins Milder but Off-and-on Wet
Daily shower & storm chances through weekend
Today: Mostly cloudy. Occasional showers (60% chance). P.M. T-storms? Mid-70s. | Tonight: Decreased chance of rain. Around 60. | Tomorrow: Showers likely. P.M. storms? 70s. | Sunday: Clouds & showers again. P.M. storms? 60s. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Temperatures in the 60s and 70s today through the weekend don't sound so bad, right? However, we'll have clouds win out over sunshine. And showers and thunderstorms will threaten. Daylong washout looks doubtful, and any storms shouldn't be too severe. Yet you will want to tote along that umbrella. Unsettled weather continues into early next week.
Today (Friday): Mostly cloudy skies will prevail. At least it will be warm with highs in the mid-70s. Occasional showers are possible through the day (60% chance a given spot will see rain), with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. It'll be rather breezy -- winds at times around 20 mph from the southwest -- and a bit humid. Where showers do come through, around .25" looks possible. Maybe closer to 0.5" for those who see a thunderstorm. Confidence: Medium
Tonight: The threat of showers and storms should diminish quite a bit from around 7 p.m. until after midnight, leaving most of us with plain ol' mostly cloudy skies, temperatures in the 60s, and a light breeze for the evening. After midnight and toward morning, there's a 30% chance that a few showers will move back in. Confidence: Medium
Well, Friday evening looks like it may be salvageable. What about the rest of the weekend? Keep reading...
Tomorrow (Saturday): Clouds again, and even showers in the morning. And as it gets warmer -- highs genearlly in the 70s -- guess what threatens again in the afternoon? Thunderstorms, about a 60% chance, in addition to the likelihood of more showers. Winds will be light. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow Night: Continued cloudy, and a 50/50 chance of showers. Lows in the 50s will be just a touch cooler than recent nights. And breezes will be light, out of the northeast. Confidence: Medium
Sunday: Guess what? Yup, mostly cloudy. And a good chance of showers through the day (60-70% chance). Maybe some afternoon thunderstorms. With light winds out of the north, highs will be cooler -- in the 60s. Confidence: Low-Medium
For Sunday night our broken record of shower chances continues. Around a 50-60% chance of scattered showers. Seasonable low temperatures can be expected, in the lower 50s. Confidence: Medium
On Monday, high pressure may try to work its way in and give us a brief break in precipitation chances. But that scenario is far from a sure bet. Highs in the 60s should feel somewhat comfortable, I suppose. Confidence: Low
Forecast uncertainty remains high for Tuesday, but it does seem that shower and storm chances could increase again, especially later in the day. This may be our best chance to see some stronger storms, fueled by highs that could reach the upper 70s thanks to an increasing wind from the south ahead of an approaching cold front. Confidence: Low
Updated: Friday May 1 @ 5 p.m.
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