Rainy, Stormy, Cooler
HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE TUESDAY; LATE WEEK COOLDOWN AHEAD
After seeing some rainfall yesterday for the first time in over two weeks in some areas, we will be in between storm systems today. We maintain a slight chance of a shower, with highs in the 78-84 range. Patchy fog this morning, especially in areas that saw heavier rainfall yesterday, will burn off by mid-morning, giving way to partly to mostly cloudy skies the rest of the day.
Rainfall will begin to overspread the area late tonight and pick up in earnest Tuesday. Heavier amounts of rainfall are possible, with perhaps 2-4 inches in isolated spots. While this won’t completely bust the drought, it will definitely slow the downward spiral we’ve been in over the past few weeks. With the lack of rainfall over the past month, no flooding issues are anticipated. While there may be a few rumbles of thunder, severe weather is not expected.
A strong cold front will sweep through on Wednesday, putting an end to the rainfall. Much cooler air will be ushered in behind the front, with highs not getting out of the 70s for Thursday and chilly overnight lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s over the entire area.
Moderating temperatures will be the rule for the weekend ahead of the next developing storm system to our west that may affect the area early next week.
-Meteorologist Dana Barker