As we head towards a long weekend, much, but not all, of the upcoming week will feature some rather nice weather.
We start the week with a cold front approaching the region today. Showers and a few thunderstorms are likely ahead of the front. While we’re not expecting a lot of rainfall today, we need every drop we can get, to help alleviate the developing drought. The front moves offshore this evening, then skies clear out. High pressure builds in or Tuesday and Wednesday with sunshine and mild temperatures. A weak disturbance may produce a shower or two Wednesday evening, otherwise, high pressure remains in control for the latter half of the week with dry weather and a warming trend. In fact, Friday, could be quite toasty, with some of the models showing temperatures well into the 90s across a good portions of the region.
For the Fourth of July Weekend, the start looks a little uncertain. A frontal system will approach the region on Saturday. How warm we get ahead of the front will depend on the timing. If we can get some sunshine, it could be another hot day. The front should produce another round of showers and thunderstorms late Saturday into Saturday night. We should dry out for Sunday and Monday, with temperatures at least reaching seasonably warm levels, though some models show the potential for hot weather to quickly return, especially on the Fourth.
Monday: Cloudy with scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. High 74-81.
Monday night: Showers end in the evening, skies clear out after midnight. Low 53-60.
Tuesday: Sunshine and a few clouds. High 74-81.
Tuesday night: Clear skies. Low 54-61.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, chance for a shower during the evening. High 78-85.
Thursday: Plenty of sunshine. High 81-88.
Friday: A mix of sun and clouds, breezy. High 88-95, cooler along the coast.
Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. High 84-91.
Sunday: Showers and storms may linger into the morning, then becoming partly sunny. High 79-86.
Fourth of July: Mostly sunny. High 81-88.