Mild, enjoyable Monday with scattered showers possible


The week is starting on the mild side. A good southwesterly flow will bring even warmer temperatures on Tuesday. A cold front crossing through the region will bring the chance of some strong thunderstorms on Wednesday, followed by some unseasonably cold temperatures on Thursday.

A weak disturbance has brought some clouds around Monday afternoon and even some sprinkles for some areas west of the city. Closer to the coast, the air is so dry it’s preventing any showers from heading in that direction. As the sun sets Monday evening, the rain threat diminishes and the skies should clear out. Overnight temperatures will be in the lower 70s.

Tuesday is shaping up to be a gorgeous day. An area of high pressure centered in the southeastern U.S. will continue to bring a good southwesterly flow into the northeast. Temperatures will climb into the lower to mid 70s as a result. A good sea breeze will keep temperature along coastal sections in the 60s.

By Wednesday, a potent cold front could bring a round of afternoon scattered thunderstorms that could contain some gusty winds and torrential downpours. Ahead of it, it will still be a mild day with highs in the mid 60s.

When the front passes late in the day, a cold westerly wind develops and that will bring temperatures down into the upper 30s. Winds will be gusty as well making it feel more like the mid 20s by daybreak on Thursday morning. 

For the rest of Thursday, skies will remain partly to mostly sunny. The cool breeze will continue to gust through the day keeping temperatures in the lower 50s during the afternoon.

By Friday, the winds should ease a bit and that will help bring temperatures back up to where they should be. Highs will be in the mid 60s.

During the weekend, we are watching the potential development of a coastal storm that could arrive on Sunday bringing rain and wind. As it is still six days away, it is not set in stone, but it does seem that Saturday looks to be the day to do outdoor activities.

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