Tonight: Scattered showers are likely. A rumble of thunder is possible. Rain could be locally heavy for a short period of time. Coolest northwest & warmest southeast. Low: 57-67
Wednesday: Slight chance of an early leftover shower, but most of the day looks dry with clouds & sun mixed. Slight chance of an isolated afternoon shower south/southeast. High: 71-76
Wednesday Night: Partly to mostly cloudy with areas of fog. Low: 54-59
Forecast By: Chief Meteorologist Howard Manges
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Tonight a cold front approaches and the rain chances will increase west to east. Scattered showers and perhaps a thunderstorm are likely. The front looks to settle far enough southeast Thursday to provide most of us with a dry day. A shower can not be excluded south and southeast depending on how far the front settles. High pressure will control our weather Friday and Saturday with dry and pleasant summer conditions expected. The threat of showers will increase a bit again Sunday and Monday.
As a strong cold front approaches from the west tonight, the rain chances will increase west to east. Although a few storms can not be ruled out tonight, the timing of the cold front should coincide with a slightly more stable atmosphere so widespread storms are not currently expected. Due to the high humidity, the rain could be locally torrential as the front moves through. Lows will be in the 50s northwest and west, but may stay in the low to mid 60s east and southeast.
A few leftover showers are possible before 9 or 10am Wednesday. The front should clear the area sufficiently to keep the rain out of the forecast for most of the area and for most of the day. A mix of clouds and sunshine is expected. If the front stalls a bit closer to us it will keep clouds and a better chance of rain in the forecast, especially for places south. The chance of rain is less than 20%. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s with slightly lower humidity expected.
A few showers or storms are possible Thursday. Our weather models insist on bringing a thunderstorm complex across portions of the area so the chance of precipitation is at 40% for now. High pressure visits Friday and Saturday and we’ll see exceptional weather with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s. Sunday could see a few showers return with a 20% chance of rain or thunder. Highs will be around 81.