Happy Tuesday, everyone! A clear start to the day will give way to partly to mostly sunny skies this afternoon as high pressure slides to our east. With ample sunshine to start the day and a renewed southerly flow at the surface and aloft, we’ll be able to warm up into the upper 70s and low 80s for high temperatures. Later in the day, cloud cover will increase ahead of a weak cold. This will spark the chance for some scattered showers and even a thunderstorm or two through the evening and into the night. This front will stall to our south, but it will remain far enough from the region to allow Wednesday to remain mainly dry and more seasonable.
Thursday starts off well enough, but a cold front will approach from the west. As it does, we’ll reintroduce the chance for rain later on Thursday and into Friday. Southerly flow via a departing area of high pressure’s return flow will aid in the advection of moisture into the region ahead of the front. High pressure returns on Saturday along with briefly cooler temperatures. A ridge aloft will build through the day on Sunday, bringing more warmth our way, though it won’t be as warm as Tuesday. A few showers are possible on Sunday, but they should remain generally few and far-between.
Here’s a look at your extended forecast:
Today: Mostly sunny at first, then partly cloudy and warm. Highs: 78-83. South winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and an isolated thunderstorm. Lows: 53-58. South winds around 5 mph.
Wednesday: Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s to low 70s.
Thursday: Mostly sunny with isolated showers possible later in the day. Highs in the upper 60s.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs in the upper 60s to low 70s.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid to upper 60s.
Sunday: Increasing cloudiness with a chance of rain. Highs in the low 70s.
Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs around 70 degrees.
Have a great day!
– Meteorologist Adam Rutt