Last night’s rain moved out well before sunrise this morning, but we still started the day with some lingering cloud cover. The clouds will gradually decrease this morning, and we should see plenty of sunshine this afternoon. Northwesterly winds will keep today’s highs about 10° below average:
Increasing clouds late tonight will keep temperatures from dropping TOO far, but it will still be chilly to start the day on Tuesday:
We’ll only warm up to the 40s on Tuesday, with more clouds than sun for most of the day:
The coldest day of the week will be Wednesday — overnight lows in the low 20s and daytime highs in the low 40s are 15°-20° below normal! Record lows aren’t likely, though — Wednesday’s record low is 11° and Thursday’s is 15°…at least we won’t be THAT cold.We’ll warm up enough for plain old rain showers late Friday, then a round of heavier rain will head in on Sunday. Saturday looks like the better time frame for any outdoor plans, but that’s still pretty far down the line in the 7-day forecast. We’ll keep you updated throughout the week.
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