EVENING: Dimmed sunshine, mild. Temps in the 70s.

TONIGHT: Scattered clouds and mild. Low 54.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny, warm and breezy. High 79. Westerly breeze 5-15mph.

Tuesday’s high of 75 degrees is more than 10 degrees warmer than the average high of 62 degrees. We will continue to get warmer the rest of this week and will eventually be more than 20 degrees warmer than average by Friday afternoon! Tonight will also be milder. Instead of dropping into the 30s and 40s, many of us remain in the 50s overnight into Wednesday morning.

It’s been a dry start to the year. In fact, 2023 is the 6th driest year on record so far…and it doesn’t look like we’ll see a drop of rain through the end of the work week. There is the chance for a stray shower Saturday from a cut-off low moving north up the coast, but even that looks iffy at this point.

A better chance for rain arrives Sunday evening into Sunday night. Model guidance is suggesting a half inch of rain or more which would certainly help our season’s deficit leading into the growing season.

-Meteorologist Eric Finkenbinder