Forecast: Sunny streak ends today
Rain tomorrow, cooler mid-week
(originally posted at 5:00 a.m., updated at 7:30 a.m.)
FORECAST IN DETAIL
For an entire week, we enjoyed beautiful sunshine and highs in the low 60s or better. So when clouds move in today and especially tonight, we can pay our respects as it was a really good run. Rain chances increase as tonight wears on and continue through early Wednesday. By Thursday, we begin another (mostly) dry stretch but temps are a shade cooler - this time mainly in the 50s - which is just about average.
Today (Monday): Unlike the past seven days, I can't confidently predict abundant sunshine. We wake up to some patchy fog and, this afternoon, clouds stream ahead of developing low pressure to the southwest. Still, some sunny intervals are likely, pushing high temperatures into the low 60s. Winds are light. Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: Clouds lower and thicken this evening with a 20-30% chance of light rain before midnight. After midnight, the odds of rain steadily increase to about 60-70% by morning. Overnight lows are in the mid-to-upper 40s. Confidence: Medium
Keep reading for the forecast through next weekend...
Tomorrow (Tuesday): Low pressure developing in the Tennessee Valley feeds clouds and occasional showers into the region (70% chance). It's not looking like an all-day washout, but more likely an intermittent rain affair. The clouds and rain hold highs in the mid-50s to near 60. Rainfall potential is around 0.25-0.5" with the heaviest amounts west of town. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: Occasional rain showers continue, a few of which could be on the heavier side, especially west of town. Rain starts to diminish in coverage and intensity after midnight, with lows 50-55 (held up by clouds and winds from the south). Confidence: Medium
A lingering shower is possible east of town Wednesday morning, but the sun re-emerges pretty much everywhere before noon. The sun and wind from the west dries things out and elevates afternoon temperatures into the low-to-mid 60s. The cooler air behind the cold front passing through early in the day doesn't manifest itself until the overnight hours, when lows drop back into the 30s to low 40s. Confidence: Medium-High
Skies are variably cloudy Thursday as a weak disturbance passes by to the south. An isolated shower can't be ruled out (20% chance). It's much cooler, with highs only 50-55. Clearing and cold Thursday night, with lows 30-35 (suburbs-city). Confidence: Medium
High pressure builds back into the region Friday through Sunday delivering yet another dry, enjoyable weekend. It's not as mild as the last several, but highs moderate from the low 50s on Friday to possibly near 60 by Sunday (though some cold air to the north could knock these highs down a little). Overnight lows are seasonably chilly, from the upper 20s to mid-30s. Confidence: Medium
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