Some beneficial rainfall could be on the way later this week.
We start the week off under the influence of high pressure, bringing sunshine and seasonably warm temperatures in today. Tuesday will also remain dry and mild, but clouds will start to stream in ahead of an approaching cold front. As that front moves nearer, we’ll see some showers and possibly a few thunderstorms developing Tuesday night into Wednesday. It doesn’t look like we’ll have any severe weather with this front, but it’s best to stay alert if you’ll be outdoors on Wednesday for anything. The front looks like it will stall out near or just south of the region, and a wave of low pressure will ride along it Wednesday night and Thursday, with the potential for some heavier rainfall, especially near the South Coast. It’s been a dry couple of months around here, and drought conditions have been developing, so any rainfall is needed.
High pressure will build back in for Friday with dry and seasonably warm conditions, but next weekend may not be that great. Another complex low pressure system may move in for Saturday and Sunday, with the potential for more rain and cooler temperatures. There is still some disagreement among the models, so don’t go cancelling any plans for next weekend just yet. We hope to have more clarity on this when we publish our Weekend Outlook on Thursday.
Monday: Sunshine and some afternoon clouds. High 75-82.
Monday night: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 51-58.
Tuesday: Partly sunny and breezy, clouds start to thicken up late in the day. High 75-82.
Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy with showers developing after midnight. Low 57-64.
Wednesday: Cloudy with showers likely, mainly in the morning. Steadier rain possible at night. High 67-74.
Thursday: Rain ending in the morning, some sunny breaks may develop in the afternoon. High 70-77.
Friday: A mix of sun and clouds. High 73-80.
Saturday: Cloudy with a chance of rain, especially during the afternoon and evening. High 71-78.
Sunday: More clouds than sun with a chance of showers, mainly in the morning. High 68-75.