TONIGHT: Mostly Clear. Lo 60.

WEDNESDAY: Partly Cloudy, Warm & Breezy. Hi 85. Winds: S 5-15 mph.

THURSDAY: Morning Showers, Turning Cooler and Windy. Hi 76. Winds: NW 5-15 mph.

More perfect late summer weather continues! This evening temperatures gradually fall through the 70s, with lows in the upper 50s to near 60° by Wednesday morning. Clouds increase late Wednesday with some showers Wednesday night into Thursday morning. A line of showers and storms is likely to form Wednesday evening, and whatever rain we get is likely the leftovers of that line. The rain itself is associated with a stronger cold front that will usher in the coldest air of the season thus far by late week…just in time for fall’s arrival! The equinox occurs Thursday evening at 9:03pm. By Friday, highs likely won’t get out of the 60s with widespread 40s expected by Saturday morning. Here comes fall! Couple that with expected windy conditions it will feel noticeably cooler.

The cool air last through this weekend with mainly dry weather. More clouds arrive throughout the day from the west and eventually some showers are likely Sunday evening. The current pace of this disturbance should allow for some leftover scattered showers Monday, and overall Monday may have a cool and damp feel.

Beyond the start of next week we will be monitoring the Gulf of Mexico as a possible tropical system could pose a heavy rain risk for the southern US. Details are not worth going into at this point, but by the end of next week it could interrupt our local weather pattern.

-Meteorologist Dan Tomaso