Forecast: Cool, dry start to warm, moist week
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Though crispness in the air today may remind you of early April or October, more seasonably sticky weather is around the corner. After a showery warm front pushes through the region tomorrow, temperatures head upwards and the humidity starts to build. Wednesday through Friday will feel much more summer-like with daily opportunities for showers and thunderstorms. Fortunately, drier air may arrive in time for the weekend.
Today (Monday): Quite a chill will greet early risers - with some temperatures in the 30s in the colder suburbs. But 60s replace those 30s in the afternoon under picture perfect blue skies. The wind? What wind? Unlike the last couple days, the breeze will hardly be noticeable, blowing from the west and northwest at around 5-10 mph. Confidence: High
Tonight: Clouds gradually increase overnight keeping temperatures up 5-10 degrees compared to last night. Lows range from the low 40s in the cooler suburbs to the mid-to-upper 40s downtown. Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast through the week...
Tomorrow (Tuesday): Clouds dominate for much of the day as a warm front approaches. Showers and even a thunderstorm or two are possible from mid-morning onwards, with rain chances highest in the afternoon (70%). The clouds and rain will cap temperatures in the low-to-mid 60s. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: Showers remain possible (40% chance), but mainly before midnight. Behind the warm front, temperatures hold steady right around 60 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Confidence: Medium
Warm and humid conditions are the story Wednesday and Thursday as our region is positioned just south of a stalled front. As waves of low pressure move along this front, clusters of showers and thunderstorms may (40% chance) impact us at times (especially in the afternoons and evenings) - though a lot of the activity may stay just to our north. Highs both days should range from 75-80, with overnight lows 60-65. Confidence: Low-Medium
On Friday, a cold front is likely to move through the region. It could (30% chance) bring a shower or thunderstorm, but at this point, its main effect will probably be to shift winds from the south to from the west. That wind shift will help reduce the humidity, especially by the weekend. Highs Friday should be near 80, with overnight lows from the mid-50s to low 60s (suburbs-city). Confidence: Medium
The weekend weather looks sunny and warm - and less humid as high pressure builds in from the west. Highs Saturday should be near 75 warming to the low 80s by Sunday. Lows Saturday night will probably be in the 50s. Confidence: Medium
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