Quiet weather today. Rainy and windy conditions return Tuesday night.
We have a few more spotty showers rotating through the area early on this Monday morning. They are in association with the upper-level portion of the storm system that brought the weekend rain to the area. This activity will be shifting through the area and on to the east as we head toward the daybreak hours.
We start our morning with mostly cloudy to overcast skies and temperatures in the low to mid 30s. As we head through the day, temperatures will climb into the mid to upper 40s, but clouds will try their best to hang tough. We do expect a bit of sunshine during the day though, especially during the afternoon hours. Clouds will continue to clear as we head through the evening and overnight, and this will allow temperatures to drop into the upper 20s to near 30 degrees for overnight lows.
Temperatures moderate a bit, into the lower 50s, as we head into Tuesday, with southerly flow ahead of the next storm system. We look to remain dry for the daytime hours, but clouds will be on the increase, and rain arrives by the evening. Showers and thunderstorms look very likely overnight Tuesday night as the storm system passes through. Fortunately, the warm sector of the storm system will be well south of our area, and this will keep any risk of severe storms off to our south. There is a definite possibility of strong gradient wind gusts of 40+ mph overnight Tuesday night into Wednesday morning though, simply from the pressure gradient of the strong low pressure just to our northwest.
A few lingering showers will be possible into Wednesday, but any activity should be light and spotty. Slightly cooler temperatures move back in for Thursday and Friday before the next storm system moves in for the latter half of the weekend, with increasing rain chances late Saturday night into Sunday. The GFS has continued to hint at a few light flurries nearby Wednesday night into Thursday, but as we expected, it has started to trend east with those, shifting them away from our area. Because of that, we continue to leave it out of the forecast, but we are watching carefully.