Good Morning Folks! We continue to enjoy above average temps this weekend and looking at the week ahead, it seems warmer than normal temps remain across the area through at least Thursday. Shower chances will increase as a result of the increasing southerly flow, however we don't expect any heavy rain events or a prolonged periods of rain. Sunshine slowly increases today as we round out the weekend and clouds return tomorrow afternoon, with light and isolated showers peppering the region Monday night and Tuesday. Shower chances peak this week late Wednesday into Thursday and winds down throughout the day Thursday, with a slight pattern change arriving Friday into Saturday.
Temps Monday reach the upper 40's along the ridgelines and soar to the low 60's across the valleys, with sunshine to start the day and clouds filling past midday. Isolated showers will develop sometime closer to midnight and continue throughout the day Tuesday. Temps Monday night settle into the low - mid 40's and climb a few degrees higher than Monday, reaching the low 50's - mid 60's depending upon elevation. Cloudy skies continue overnight into Monday and isolated showers will wind down closer to sunrise with lows in the mid - upper 40's for most of the region.
Wednesday into Thursday is likely to be our wettest part of the week and also the warmest as temps hit the mid 50's - mid 60's Wednesday, peaking to the mid 50's - upper 60's Thursday. It's not out of the question for the deeper valleys to come close to or hit the 70°F mark. Scattered showers break out Wednesday evening and wind down Thursday morning, with most of the rain off to the east by Thursday afternoon.
We'll post our next discussion Tuesday and have more details regarding precip amounts and timing of the light rain events, with perhaps more focus on the upcoming cool down slated for next weekend.