Cloud cover will be tenacious throughout Saturday, this combined with a northwesterly wind flow will keep temperatures cooler. Winds will be gusty today with sustained winds of 10-15 mph and gusts to over 20 mph possible. Saturday’s highs are only expected to hit the mid-upper 60s, nearly 10 to 15 degrees below average for this time of year. The temperatures are rising and the sun is coming back for Mother’s Day!
Warm up next week
If you’re not the biggest fan of cool temperatures, I’m happy to say that we’ll see much warmer air work in the region over the coming week. As the warm air plume moves through the region, temperatures will rise rapidly Monday through Wednesday. High temperatures are expected to hit the mid 80s on Monday then 90 degrees mid week!
Temperatures are expected to be nearly 10 degrees above average for this time of year. The records for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are 93, 94 and 95 degrees respectively. From this point of view, the best chance of breaking one of these records, set in 1936, would be Tuesday or Wednesday.
Accompanying this mass of warm air, a plume of moisture appears to be moving through the region by Wednesday. This will lead to increased dew point values, with values in the 60s expected. With dew points this high, this will cause humid and uncomfortable conditions to return.
When is the next chance of rain?
A ridge of high pressure will hold the dry air in place for most of the week before the humidity returns. That being said, the region will see a mix of sun and cloud through Tuesday. By Wednesday, a very weak disturbance will cross the region. With limited instability, all shower activity appears to be isolated for the time being. A better chance for shower activity appears to come late Friday night. The Weather Authority will continue to monitor this chance of rain.
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