Last week we had 2 days where the morning commute was just a flat-out mess. This was mostly caused by widespread drizzle and then rain showers. This morning…here we go again. We have widespread rain moving into the region.
There are three weak features causing this. At the surface there is a weak area of low pressure and a subtle cold front. These are moving east. There is also a weak upper level disturbance that is rolling east through the region.
Together they are creating this large strip of rain that stretches form southwest to northeast. These rain showers will be around for the morning commute, but they won’t last all day. The 3 features will push offshore by around midday. Rain will taper off around that time.
As we go through the afternoon, we’ll see some clearing. Skies will go to partly cloudy. The timing of the clearing will determine how warm we get today. And I say the word “warm” loosely. Temps this morning started in the 40s and 50s. Temps this afternoon will rise to the low-mid 50s. If we get the clearing a little sooner, then we’ll go for solid mid-50s with a few upper 50s inland and south. Winds will be out of the north at 5-10mph with 10-15 for a brief time.
We’ve already had about a tenth of an inch of rain with a little more in places. Future Trak is calling for another 0.25″ up to 0.4″.
We’ll dry out tonight with lows mainly in the 40s. Tomorrow high pressure will build in. It will be dry but a little breezy. Highs will be in the low-mid 50s. We’ll warm to the upper 50s to near 60 on Wednesday with partly cloudy skies. Then temps will warm to the 60s on Thursday. We’ll cool down to the 50s on Friday, then up to the upper 60s on Saturday. The Thursday night cold front should pass through dry, but stay tuned for updates.
In the tropics…There is a weak disturbance in the Atlantic, but it is over in the eastern/northeastern Atlantic. It has a medium chance for formation over the next few days. It is no threat to North America either way.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler