Today's Weather: The Start Of An Unsettled Period

A weak weather system crosses the area Wednesday with a few light showers. Temperatures are going to be much cooler because of the lack of sunshine. I'm not expecting much rainfall, just about a tenth to a quarter of an inch for most areas.

There’s a break in the action later in the afternoon and we could even see a glimpse or two of sunshine.

Expect mostly cloudy skies overnight, with more showers and even the chance for a rumble of thunder on Thursday. The rainfall will be a little more expansive and could contain a few heavy showers or downpours.

Two areas of rain add up to half an inch or so of water by Thursday night. (Courtesy COD Weather)
Two areas of rain add up to half an inch or so of water by Thursday night. (Courtesy COD Weather)

On Friday, a pool of very cold air will cross over at around 18,000 ft. When this type of situation happens, we often see building clouds and a few rain or even hail showers. This doesn't mean there will be severe weather, but expect to see unsettled conditions during the afternoon.

The good news is I do expect an improving forecast for the weekend with moderating temperatures. Right now, Easter is looking quite nice.

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Wednesday: Morning showers. Highs in the upper 40s.

Wednesday night: Cloudy.  Lows around 40.

Thursday: Showers. Highs 44-53.

Friday: An early shower, then becoming sunny. Highs near 50.

Saturday: A mix of sun and and clouds. Highs near 50.

Sunday: Partial sunshine. Showers possible late. Highs in the lower to mid 50s.

Monday: Showers likely.  Highs in the 50s.

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