Forecast: Overcast, Rainy & Raw Through Weekend
Coastal storm brings near-record cold, copious rain
FORECAST IN DETAIL
A area of coastal low pressure coupled with an atmospheric pattern more akin to winter than fall will collude to bring near-record cold, relentless cloud cover and periods of light to moderate rain today straight through the weekend (perhaps 2-3" worth). Now would be the time to make sure your umbrellas, galoshes, heavy clothing/coats, etc. are in tip-top shape. We may not experience any semblance of sunshine or dry weather again until Monday.
Today (Thursday): If you ask me, today is a perfect day for soup or beverages like hot chocolate or tea. Expect thick overcast skies with periods of light to moderate rain. Temperatures will struggle to reach the record low high of 49 set all the way back in 1876!! A northeasterly breeze of 10-15 mph will make it feel even more unpleasant. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: We hold onto overcast skies with periods of mainly light rain, and continued breezy north to northeasterly winds of 10-15 mph tonight. Temperatures will slowly drop into the low 40s in most areas -- but it will likely feel like it's in the 30s. Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the cold & damp forecast through the weekend...
Tomorrow (Friday): Xerox the conditions we have today and you'll end up with tomorrow's forecast: cloudy skies, near-record cold and periods of rain will persist through the day. Winds from the north of up to 10 mph will again make it feel even chillier than what the thermometer reads. Highs will be limited to the mid-to-upper 40s once again. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night:Just my two cents, but perhaps you'll want to stay under the blankets watching a movie Friday night instead of venturing out into the continued rainy, raw weather. Periods of seemingly relentless rain will persist with very chilly overnight lows slowly dropping to the upper 30s to low 40s. Confidence: Medium
I'm sorry to say that at this point you can probably guess what type of weather to expect on Saturday. Ovecast? Check. Rain? Check. Near-record cold? Check. There may very well be some breaks in the precipitation during the day, but with highs still not making it out of the 40s, I'm not sure how much that will really matter. Overnight lows, with the continued likelihood of more rain, will drop to the low 40s. Snow flakes are possible in the mountains. Confidence: Medium
Please don't shoot the messenger, but yet again hold on to mostly cloudy skies and around a 60% chance for periods of rain on Sunday. Like Saturday, there may well be some breaks in the precipitation, especially towards the second half of the day, but with thoroughly water-logged grass and highs once again unlikely to top 50, this is probably not much of a consolation. For the first time since today, our chance for rain on Sunday night drops to below 50%, and it will likely be scattered in nature. Overnight lows drop to the low-to-mid 40s. Confidence: Low-Medium
The forecast for Monday is a low confidence one at this point, as it's unclear whether we see partly sunny and dry conditions or continued mostly cloudy skies with a chance for yet more rain -- likely of the scattered or showery nature. I'm optimistic that some sunshine (and largely dry conditions) are a decent bet. Also, temperatures should rebound to well into the 50s for highs, with overnight lows in the 40s. Confidence: Low
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