Forecast: It's Going To Be A Rainy Week

It has generally been a dry November and relatively mild. And while I don't see any truly cold air in sight, we are going to get a bit wet this week.

There are two weather systems that will bring rain to the region this week.

The best odds of rain comes Tuesday morning and evening, as well as Wednesday evening into Thursday. Several commutes will be affected by the wet weather. While the Tuesday morning commmute may be dry, the evening commute will certainly be wet. On Wednesday, the morning commute may again be dry, but commutes Wednesday evening and even Thursday morning look wet.

Of course, the timing of any weather system can change, and while I think the rain Tuesday will hold off until mid-morning, it could happen earlier. In other words, check back for the latest timing on the rainfall.

The map below shows rain accumulation tomorrow through Thursday evening. If you watch the loop you can see the colors build up, pause and build up again across our area.

Two periods of accumulating rain will fall this week. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)
Two periods of accumulating rain will fall this week. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)

There will be some periods of dry weather this week, however. In my opinion, today will be the best day of the week, weather-wise. I expect a lot of sunshine and after a cold start, temperatures will warm up to the lower and middle 40s. With light winds, it will feel rather pleasant in the afternoon.

Friday is the next time we'll have a partly sunny day. It will again be pleasant. By the way, meteorological winter begins Thursday, marking the start of the coldest 90 days of the year. This period varies from astronomical winter, which begins Dec. 21.

You can follow my weather updates on Twitter at @growingwisdom.

Monday: Sunny with highs in the low to mid 40s.

Monday Night: Clear then becoming cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s to mid-30s.

Tuesday: Rain developing High 50-55.

Wednesday: Cloudy, then rain moves back in during the afternoon or evening. Highs in the mid-50s.

Thursday: Rain ends early then clearing. Highs in the mid-50s.

Friday: Partly sunny and cooler. Highs in the mid-40s.

Saturday: Sun and clouds, highs in the mid-40s.

Sunday: Mainly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s.

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