Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you were able to enjoy the weekend. The new work and school week will get off to a cool and breezy start following Sunday’s warm and unsettled weather. Daytime highs will struggle to get out of the 50s in many areas with a rather brisk breeze in place that will linger into the night. Speaking of the night, overnight lows may fall into the upper 30s in some places with partly to mostly clear skies. Temperatures return to the mid 60s by Tuesday as high pressure also takes over once again.
The second half of the work and school week will feature a return to form in terms of temperatures climbing well above average once again. High pressure will move off the Atlantic coastline, allowing southerly winds to set up shop and aid in the warm-up. Friday’s setup is looking like a rather unsettled one, to say the least. An upper level trough will dig southward and tap into that warm and moisture-rich air mass, which in turn will help set the stage for a chance to see showers and thunderstorms…some of which may pack a punch. Some showers may linger into the weekend as the parent area of low pressure is slow to depart.
Here’s a look at your extended forecast:
Today: A few morning showers, then becoming partly to mostly cloudy. Daytime highs: 53-58. West winds at 10 to 20 mph. Gusts may reach 40 mph.
Tonight: Gradual clearing. Lows: 35-40. West winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts may reach 30 mph.
Tuesday: Becoming partly cloudy. Highs: 64-69. West winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs near 70 degrees.
Thursday: Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.
Friday: Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid 70s.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs in the mid 60s.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers possible. Highs in the mid 60s.
Have a great day!
– Meteorologist Adam Rutt