Forecast: Monday Sunshine, Mid-Week Storminess
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Today: Mostly sunny. Near 80. | Tonight: Mostly clear. 56-64. | Tomorrow: Partly cloudy and very warm. Late storms? Upper 80s. | A Look Ahead
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Not unlike last week, a slow moving front will keep rain in the forecast for a good chunk of the week. Though I doubt we'll see a repeat of the 2.5-5 inches that fell last week, locally heavy downpours may accompany showers and storms that develop Tuesday through Friday, especially during the afternoon and evening hours. Today though, lots of pleasant sunshine is in the picture and it may conveniently return for next weekend...
Today (Monday): If you decided to extend your weekend an extra day, very good thinking. We'll have a refreshingly cool morning -- in the 50s and 60s, and an enjoyably warm afternoon -- in the 70s to near 80. The humidity will be low and the winds light -- out of the east at about 5-10 mph. Confidence: High
Tonight: The cool low temperatures -- in the mid 50s to low 60s (suburbs to city) will provide for one more evening to leave your air conditioning off. Skies will be clear and winds light. Confidence: High
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend....
Tomorrow (Tuesday): Winds start to come in from the south, and regular readers of this blog know that means increasing heat and humidity. High temperatures will jump up to 10 degrees compared to today, reaching the upper 80s in most spots. The humidity, while not oppressive, will certainly be more apparent. Late in the afternoon and evening, a few showers and thunderstorms may develop (40% chance). Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: Showers and thunderstorms are possible (40% chance), especially before midnight. Lows will be in the mid-60s to near 70. Confidence: Medium-High
Wednesday will be similar to Tuesday -- warm and humid, with a 40% chance of afternoon and evening showers and storms. Highs will reach the mid-to-upper 80s, with lows in the 60s to near 70. Confidence: Medium-High
More showers and thunderstorms may occur Thursday, as the front -- positioned to our west Tuesday and Wednesday -- tries to punch south of the region. Highs may hold in the 70s under mostly cloudy skies. These storms could linger overnight, with lows in the 60s. Confidence: Medium
The front may have pushed far enough south to give us a dry Friday. But last week -- in a similar situation -- it remained right smack over us, extending the shower and thunderstorm threat. I'll hedge a bit, and call for a 30% chance of showers and storms, with highs near 80. Confidence: Low-Medium
Current guidance suggests we'll dry out for the weekend, but we'll need to watch a front to the west that may edge close enough to provide at least a chance (20% at this point) of afternoon/evening showers and storms, particularly on Sunday. Otherwise, both days should be partly sunny, with highs near 80 Saturday, and 85 on Sunday (with a bit more humidity). Overnight lows should range from the upper 50s to the mid-60s (suburbs to city). Confidence: Medium
| June 1, 2009; 5:00 AM ET
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