THIS EVENING: Partly Cloudy, Mild. Temperatures in the 70s.

TONIGHT: Increasing Clouds, Mild. Lo 60.

FRIDAY: Cloudy, Stray Showers. Hi 73.

High pressure and drier air held today providing some periods of sunshine, especially for the afternoon! As a result temperatures shot up close to 80° for highs. There will be periods of clouds at times, but mild air is here to stay for the evening and overnight. Temperatures only fall to the 60s tonight.

Some thicker clouds will roll in tonight and Friday, and a couple of stray showers are possible, but rain isn’t expected to be widespread or heavy with total rain amounts to be less than a tenth of an inch. Highs tomorrow will be in the 70s.

Saturday appears to be the wettest day of the weekend, but it won’t be like last Saturday. Occasional light showers and drizzle will be more the speed this time around. There could be a brief period of steady rain in the afternoon, but it still doesn’t look like a washout. There will be plenty of dry hours in between the passing showers.

A milder Sunday, ahead of an approaching cold front, could also lead to some afternoon and evening showers and storms. Another trough of low pressure provides the chances for showers and storms in the afternoon Monday, but as cooler air arrives for next Tuesday and Wednesday dry weather returns.

-Meteorologist Dan Tomaso