Cool Rain to Warm Rain
Posted by Chris Lambert
A rainy day on the weekend is not something we've seen a lot of over the last several months, but we sure snuck in a damp one today. Many towns picked up between a quarter and a half of an inch of rain. Sure, it was beneficial for the lawns, but not so much for the outdoor plans.
Tomorrow we'll still leave in the chance of showers, but they'll be more of the hit or miss variety. In addition, temperatures surge into the mid to upper 70s on an active southerly wind, and at times, even a few breaks of sun pop out. Even the humidity comes up as dew points reach the 60s. All and all, it'll be a better day.
The warmth doesn't last long though as a cold front comes through tomorrow night with a more consistent band of showers and rumbles of thunder. Some towns could pick up another half inch to inch of rain, although, I expect this front loses a bit of it's punch compared to the storms with locally strong winds and heavy rain it'll produce just west of us earlier in the day. That rain ends by the Tuesday morning commute, leaving a dry mid-week in place.
How about next weekend? The long range pattern is tough to pin down at this point. We'll have to watch an ocean storm that develop off the Carolina or mid-Atlantic coastline by Thursday. As high pressure to our north slips away, some of the rain and wind associated with that storm could catch us Friday, into Saturday AM before the high regains control and pushes the storm back south. Check back with us on that one... JR and Pete will have the updates for you during the week.