TONIGHT: Mostly Clear, Comfy. Lo 64.
FRIDAY: Mostly Sunny, Warm! Hi 88.
SATURDAY: Mix of Clouds and Sun, Stray Shower/Storm. Hi 86.
SUNDAY: Stray PM Storm, More Humid. Hi 86.
The combination of low humidity and plenty of sunshine made for a great day! High temperatures did hit the mid-80s, but dewpoints stayed in the 50s with a pleasant northwest flow. A shower or two is possible over the mountains to the west or to the north, but this will only affect a few backyards. With dry air sticking around tonight we can expect temperatures dropping to the 50s in the valleys.
There are signs of a Bermuda high returning over the weekend with more moisture being drawn northward from the Gulf. That will likely lead to a return of more humid conditions along with at least spotty shower and t-storm chances. Today’s guidance suggests some light showers for Saturday and a pop-up storm for Sunday. Neither day will be a washout. The pattern does look to turn more unsettled and damp by early next week with some thunderstorms on Monday and more showers by Tuesday. Just how much rain we can squeeze out across the region remains to be seen. It’s been hard to promise any region-wide soaking rain events over the last several weeks. None of these systems look to deliver that either, so it could be more feast or famine with rainfall heading into next week. Again, we’ll follow the trends and keep you posted. One thing does look certain, however: there is no prolonged heat upcoming as temperatures stay seasonable or even below normal. Heat waves are not in the cards anytime soon it would appear.
-Meteorologists Dan Tomaso and Brett Thackara