Get ready for an unsettled start to the week. Sunday morning started off dry with just a few scattered showers north and west of the city. However, the rain couldn’t hold off during the afternoon hours across the city. Light rain may have put a damper on outdoor dining and other activities outside. The same will ring true come Monday.
Another round of showers is expected overnight into Monday with the chance of thunderstorms. Also, anticipate a wet finish lasting through Tuesday morning. Right now, there’s only a marginal risk of severe weather with the greatest potential north and west of the city. In fact, that’s where the highest rain totals will be.
The break from the humidity will also come to an end as moisture builds throughout the tri-state area. It will feel a bit sticky Monday and Tuesday before crisp air returns on Wednesday.
Finally, the remainder of the week looks dry with warmer temperatures making a comeback. The next chance for rain will be on Saturday with highs in the upper 80s.
Tracking the Tropics
Showers and thunderstorms continue to become better organized in the Gulf. This area of low pressure has about a 50% chance of becoming the next named storm in the next five days. Either way, heavy rainfall is expected over Central America and Southern Mexico.
We are also tracking another system off the mid-Atlantic coast. These clusters of showers and storms are slated to move northeastward over the warm Gulf Stream which allows for a 20% chance of tropical development as it moves away from the U.S. Bill and Claudette are the names on deck. As always, stay tuned for update.