Today's Weather: Clouds And Chill Continue

The sun was brilliant and the sky was blue on Tuesday, but air flowing in from the  north kept things quite chilly, with many of us staying in the thirties for most of the day.

We're bringing back the cloudiness on Wednesday, and with the wind coming in off the water it's still going to feel quite cool. Most of the shower activity and rainfall is going to hold off until the late evening and early Thursday, but I can't rule out a little bit of spotty drizzle along the coastline Wednesday as that onshore fetch continues.

There's a huge ocean storm developing, but it should stay well to our south. Although the center of the storm will not be anywhere near us, moisture rotating on the western side will move onshore for the day. Expect anywhere from a half an inch to an inch-and-a-quarter of rain on Thursday, with most of the rainfall right along the coastline.

Rain will overspread the area later tonight and continue throughout much of Thursday. (Courtesy: WeatherBell)
Rain will overspread the area later tonight and continue throughout much of Thursday. (Courtesy: WeatherBell)

On Friday, expect a gusty wind off the water to join the damp weather. There could be some minor coastal flooding but the real story is just going to be the cold, raw wind.

Things will improve Saturday, which will showcase an increase in sunshine and temperatures getting towards the mid-40s.  We should be in the lower 50s on Sunday.

There's going to be another small weather system Sunday night, which could bring a few showers. Then things dry out again for Monday, with readings pretty typical for the first week of April.

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Wednesday: Cloudy, still chilly. Highs 45-50.

Wednesday night: Cloudy. Lows 32-37.

Thursday: Rain overspreading the area from east to west. Raw and chilly.  Highs in the mid-40s.

Friday: Clouds and some showers possible early, then clearing. Highs in the mid 40s.

Saturday: Partial sunshine. Highs 45-50.

Sunday: Partial sunshine. Highs in the lower 50s.

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