Summer-like through the weekend, rain holds off until next week

Forecast

Temperatures stay in the 80s through the weekend...

THIS EVENING: Clearing skies. Temperatures in the 60s.

TONIGHT: Partly Cloudy. Lo 57.

FRIDAY: Partly Cloudy, Warm. Hi 82.

Sunshine has been harder to find as cloud cover streams northward from the remnants of Beta. Unfortunately, it is cloudy but not rainy. Conditions stay dry through tonight with some clearing. Temperatures eventually fall to the mid-50s.

Some models hint at stubborn cloud cover again for Friday, but northern areas will likely see more sun than clouds. The farther south- the thicker the clouds. By Saturday the center of low pressure leftover from Beta slides southeast of the area, however much of rain passes us by. There may be a few showers that sneak in from the south, but widespread soaking rain is not likely for our region.

The remnants of Beta will not affect Sunday’s forecast past the morning clouds. Conditions should warm as we tap into a southwest flow. Temperatures will rise to the low and mid-80s, plus a little more humidity is likely too. The rain does hold off with the next front until early next week.

The real game-changer in the long-range forecast appears to be a more potent cold front as we head into next week. That has a solid chance at bringing us some showers but more importantly will usher in a much cooler air mass for the back half of next week. Some light showers could fall at times Monday, with better rainfall chances late Tuesday into Wednesday. This could be the soaking rain we have looking for! Expect highs in the upper 70s to near 80 before the front, with highs dipping into the 60s by late next week as October looms. While models do hint at rainfall early next week, here is the caution: we’ve been very dry lately. Models have been over-promising on rainfall…so don’t get any hopes up. But the signs are there for at least some rain early next week. We’ll keep you posted.

-Meteorologist Dan Tomaso

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