SHOWERS AND A FEW STORMS LIKELY OVERNIGHT
DOWNPOURS, GUSTY WINDS, SMALL HAIL POSSIBLE
ANOTHER ROUND OF RAIN LATE SUNDAY & LATE MONDAY
BIG COOL-DOWN BY MIDWEEK
Tonight: Wet at times, with scattered downpours and thunderstorms. Mild, otherwise. Fog in spots. Lows 55-61. South wind 5-10 mph.
Sunday: Warm, humid and breezy at times. Early morning showers. Scattered storms during the day. Highs 75-81. Southwest wind 10-20 mph.
Sunday Night: Scattered showers. Breezy at times. Lows 58-63. Southwest wind 5-15 mph.
Monday: Warm and breezy at times. Late day showers and thundershowers. Highs 73-79. Southwest wind 10-20 mph.
We are still in the middle of one of our driest springs on record, and parts of the area will see some much-needed rain. Showers and a few storms are more likely after midnight. Scattered downpours, gusty winds and maybe even some small hail are possible overnight. If the rain becomes heavy enough, it's not out of the question that we see some isolated and minor flooding.
Showers gradually come to an end for most over the course of the morning Sunday. A few widely scattered showers may pop up during the afternoon, with highs near 80 degrees. As a cold front gets closer to the region, some questions pop up in the forecast. Will this be enough to generate more storms in the afternoon? Or will the morning rain stabilize the atmosphere towards where we have nothing to work with? If we have enough energy and scenario one pans out, a strong storm or two can't be ruled out later in the afternoon. Be sure to stay tuned, and have a way to get information.
This front will have a hard time moving off the coast, so will stick around for a little while. This will allow another storm system to ride up it and into our area late Monday, giving us another chance of scattered showers and thundershowers. Some wrap-around moisture may lead us to some scattered showers by Tuesday.
One thing we'll notice is the cooler daytime temperatures over the course of the week, as a strong area of low pressure in the upper levels dives down into the eastern half of the US. With enough energy, I'm leaving in a daily shot of rain in the area Wednesday-Friday.
Temperature Outlook: Highs in the upper 70s to near 80 through Monday. - 60s the rest of the week. Lows in the 50s through Monday night, then 40s through Friday night.
Our average high is 72°, low 47°.
Meteorologist Chris Michaels