Forecast: Ready for a rainy, cool Monday?
Rain arrives before or during a.m. rush
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Yesterday was the jewel of this weekend but today won't exactly be a lump of coal. Highs in the low-to-mid 70s are nothing to sneeze at even with building clouds. Should be a perfectly fine day for the last day of the Joint Service Open House and Air Show at Andrews Air Force Base. If you have anything to do outside, I'd get it done today. Rain is a good bet Monday into Tuesday -- maybe near or over an inch of it -- and shower chances could extend into midweek.
Today (Sunday): Another fairly tranquil day rounds out our weekend. We'll see a fair amount of clouds with highs in the low-to-mid 70s, though some sun should be able to shine through the clouds before they thicken later in the day. There is a threat of an isolated shower (20% chance), especially the further south and west you are. But most spots more than likely stay dry. Winds light from the north/northeast. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: We'll keep a slight (20%) chance of a shower into the overnight as skies become overcast. Rain is then likely to move into the area from southwest to northeast between around 4 and 7 a.m. Winds continue light, from the east/northeast, with lows in the upper 50s to near 60. Confidence: Medium
How rainy are we talking? Keep reading for the forecast through midweek...
Tomorrow (Monday): We've had some requests for rain recently (parts of the area are around 3" below normal since March 1, though there's no immediate threat of drought), and tomorrow looks to answer those. Rain starts from southwest to northeast across the area between around 4 and 7 a.m. Periods of rain continue through the day with temperatures mainly steady in the low 60s to near 60, as flow from the east/northeast, low pressure approaching from the southwest, and another low forming off the coast combine for a cool, damp and overcast one. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: Showers should lighten and may even break a bit overnight, but continued onshore flow keeps us socked in with overcast and possibly some fog and/or drizzle. All in all, not that great of a night. Lows should drop back to the mid-50s. Confidence: Medium
The coastal low pulls away on Tuesday. But it leaves behind an upper-level area of low pressure, keeping clouds around and showers chances up near 60%. Afternoon highs will again be on the cool side, in the low 60s. Rain chances decrease Tuesday night but spotty showers may remain with lows mainly in the low-to-mid 50s. Confidence: Medium
Wednesday promises to be less rainy than the previous two days. But with the upper-level low still spinning nearby, mostly cloudy skies are a likely with a chance of isolated to scattered showers. Highs should be slightly warmer, in the mid-to-upper 60s. Confidence: Medium
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