Forecast: Cloudy With Afternoon Showers Before A Sunnier Friday

Wednesday was one raw, damp chilly day. In some ways it felt more like March than November, but sometimes the two months remind me of one another.

This morning you may see some sunshine, but the trend is going to be for an increase in clouds. There’s a frontal system to our west, and this means another change in the weather. I’ve put showers back in the forecast for this afternoon.

It looks like the rain will move in west to east from 3 p.m to 6 pm. This means wet roads for the ride home. The map below shows how much rainfall is expected.

Rainfall estimates for this afternoon. (Courtesy of WeatherBell Analytics)
Rainfall estimates for this afternoon. (Courtesy of WeatherBell Analytics)

Unlike Wednesday, when many folks were off for the holiday, this afternoon’s traffic will be much heavier.

The rain won’t last long. By Friday, the sun is back and it will remain sunny for a while. High pressure is going to remain in control of our weather through the middle of next week.

The high pressure areas have been coming from the west, not the far north. This is different than last winter when by now we had already had a few very cold days.

Temperatures will be chilly this weekend. Highs Saturday and Sunday will be somewhat below average. A few areas might stay in the 40s Saturday and then slightly warm near 50 on Sunday. Next week looks milder. With a southwest flow of air, temperatures will reach back near 60 degrees.

The next chance of rain comes late in the week, but it’s really early in the game and this could be nothing more than showers. Have a great morning.

Today: Clouds thicken with more showers late in the afternoon. Highs in the 50s.

Tonight: Showers end then clearing. Lows in the 40s.

Friday: Partly sunny, breezy. Highs in the upper 50s.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high 46-51.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 50.

Monday: Sunny, with a high 55-60.

You can follow David’s weather updates on Twitter at @growingwisdom.

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