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Mild air flowing northward brings our April showers for the morning commute. This means wet roads and slow going on the major highways. Before 9 a.m. the rain will come down very hard and there could be the rumble of thunder. After 9 a.m., we will see the rain taper and skies will partially clear. If we get enough sunshine, temperatures could nudge the upper 60s in spots, but even in the absence of full sunshine, it's going to be mild.
Later this afternoon there might be another shower, but it will be light and scattered and some areas won't see the second round. Behind this front cooler air arrives for Wednesday with plenty of sunshine.
Thursday is my pick of the week with mild air and sunshine. It will be in the 60s and more greening of the landscape will continue to take place. A quick front pushes by on Friday and brings the change for more showers. The weekend looks nice, but there may be some lingering showers early Saturday.
The rain today is being caused by a pair of fronts passing through the area. High pressure builds back into the area for the middle of the week before another front moves in for Friday.
Tuesday: Showers, heaviest this morning, with some midday sunshine and a quick evening shower. Highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with a low near 40.
Wednesday: Sunny and cooler. Highs in the mid 50s.
Thursday: Sunny, breezy and mild with highs in the lower to middles 60s.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with some breaks of sun and a period of showers. High of 60 to 65.
Saturday: Partly sunny with a high in the lower 60s.
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