Mainly dry, seasonable Wednesday, heavy downpours Thursday

Forecast

The weekend is looking nice!

THIS EVENING: Mostly Cloudy, A Few Showers. Temperatures Falling To Near 50.

TONIGHT: Mostly Cloudy, Stray Showers. Lo 48.

WEDNESDAY: Stray Showers, Windy! Hi 65. Winds: SE 10-20 mph. Gusts to 30 mph.

As a warm front approaches the Mid-state tonight, a few showers may re-develop this evening, though any rainfall will be light and limited in coverage. Overnight lows will fall into the mid to upper 40s tonight under a mostly cloudy sky. Wednesday will feature a mainly dry day though it will be mostly cloudy and breezy with southeast winds 10-20 mph. Milder air will be felt as highs rebound closer to normal in the mid-60s.

Heavy rain is the primary concern going into Thursday. A stalling front will be sprawled north to south and a wave of low pressure will move along it, which could bring training thunderstorms during the morning and especially afternoon on Thursday. With the slow-moving nature of the front and a strong, nearly cut off upper level trough, repeated downpours are expected that could bring rainfall amounts to 2-3″ in spots. The Weather Prediction Center has painted us in a ‘slight risk’ for excessive rainfall which means we will have to watch for isolated flooding. The rain should taper to just showers for Thursday night as the system finally pulls away.

Cooler air will start to move in by Friday, and a few showers may linger with breezy conditions. However, much-improved conditions are expected for the weekend with dry and seasonable weather for Saturday. A few showers may return for the second half of Sunday, but that’s not a sure bet just yet. Both Saturday and Sunday look to feature high temperatures in the 70s! By early next week, cooler air will be felt as highs drop into the low to mid 60s.

-Meteorologists Adis Juklo

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