Forecast: Another Atlantic Onslaught
More damp ocean cooling on the way
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Today: Clouds increasing. 75-80. Tonight: Mostly cloudy. 59-62. | Tomorrow: Cool with clouds and rain. 68-72. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
June heat has certainly been elusive. Even our "hot" days this month have only been in the 80s. Now, we are looking at another onslaught of cool Atlantic breezes setting up starting tomorrow and locking in through about Thursday. This means a weather pattern like we saw two weeks ago with plenty of clouds, showers, sometimes drizzle/fog, and much below normal temperatures. This maritime weather pattern should give ground by Friday as a warm surge works into the area to give us a run at a warmer muggy weekend (with thunderstorm chances, of course).
Today (Tuesday): Partly cloudy to completely cloudy skies at times today with highs only in the mid-to-upper 70s. Winds will have shifted to come from a more easterly direction so temperatures will feel a bit cooler than Monday's levels. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: Lots of clouds around with cool breezes once again. This natural air conditioning from the cool Atlantic ocean should keep energy needs low again at least. Low temperatures should range from 59-62. Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...
Tomorrow (Wednesday): A dreary day with the Atlantic-based flow continuing to feed in clouds, cooler weather, and an increasing threat of rain and/or drizzle. Look for highs ranging only in the upper 60s to low 70s throughout the area with a 70% likelihood of rain. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow Night: More clouds, more winds from the east, and more shower opportunities should be expected. Lows should drop into the lower 60s with a 60% threat of those showers. Confidence: Medium
Thursday is probably going to be like Wednesday, the sequel, with still a prevailing onshore flow, showers, clouds, and cool weather. A warm front will begin attempting to push toward the area. Rain shower and drizzle chances are still high at about 70%. Temperatures may be able to inch up slightly higher toward the low-to-mid 70s. Confidence: Medium
Friday looks to be the day when the warm front punches north through the area, allowing temperatures to surge into the 80s on the back of winds coming from the south and southwest. The thought is that mid-to-upper 80s are reasonable along with still a 30% chance of afternoon/evening thunderstorms.
The weekend looks like a mixed story right now with a cold front approaching the metro area on Saturday. This means we could see temperatures spike into the upper 80s or even touch 90 in spots along with the potential for stronger afternoon and evening thunderstorms (keep an eye out for severe weather). The odds of storms are about 60% on Saturday. Sunday turns cooler behind the front, but we can't rule out some showers (30% chance). Look for highs in the upper 70s to near 80. Lows in the upper 60s to around 70 on Saturday morning and low-to-mid 60s Sunday morning. Confidence: Low-Medium
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