Cooler and cloudy to start this week

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A drier trend for Monday and Tuesday...

TONIGHT: Mostly Cloudy. Lo 55. Winds: N 5 mph.

MONDAY: Mostly Cloudy, Stray Shower/Areas of Drizzle. Hi 70.

TUESDAY: Mostly Cloudy, Cool and Windy. Hi 70. Winds: E 10-20 mph.

Today’s weather pattern kept the clouds locked in as a large area of low pressure remains in a holding pattern to our west. In the meantime, the first named storm of the 2020 hurricane season (Arthur) will head closer to the North Carolina coastline. Somehow we will stay away from much of the moisture from both storms even as they come awfully close to us. This means tonight will be mainly dry and the start of Monday should be too. Temperatures will be near the 60s to upper 50s tonight.

Monday and Tuesday feature periods of clouds, but only a small chance of rain exists each day. A stray shower or drizzle is possible at any time- similar to our Sunday. Clearing will be hard to find, but some peeks of sunshine are possible. Temperatures remain locked in the 60s during the day.

Some models continue to dry things out even farther in the forecast as the area of low pressure to west struggles to slide east. We may be on the right side of this pattern if you want it to be drier, the only drawback is the cloudy and cooler weather won’t likely be budging. Highs will likely be in the lower to middle 60s for Wednesday and Thursday.

By Friday and Saturday the area of low pressure does pivot through the region, but only light rain is expected. This system will be weakened by the time it gets to us. A few thunderstorms are possible if conditions warm up, but again clouds will be slow to clear. Temperatures should steadily climb by late next Saturday into next Sunday.

-Meteorologist Dan Tomaso

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