Today's Weather: Chilly Midweek Temperatures

A weak weather system is crossing the area this morning and there are a couple of sprinkles around, with even a few snow showers in higher elevations. But the trend today will be for clouds to break for some sunshine.

Overall, we are in what's called a cyclonic pattern. This brings some light rain and snow showers to the area again late tonight and early Thursday. I'm not expecting much in the way of precipitation. Temperatures are going to average below seasonal normals.

Some snow showers cross the area with rain along the coast tonight and early Thursday. (Courtesy COD Weather)
Some snow showers cross the area with rain along the coast tonight and early Thursday. (Courtesy COD Weather)

Highs this afternoon will reach the lower 50s, and tomorrow afternoon we'll stay around or just under 50 degrees, in spite of a blend of clouds and sunshine.

Friday looks partly sunny once again. Temperatures will be slightly below-average. There will be some moderation over the weekend, but I'm still not seeing any widespread warmth. There could be some more showers sometime late Sunday, into next Monday.

When the sun does come out, it's strong. This time of year, the sun has the same strength it would in late August and early September (think Labor Day weekend strength). If you plan on being outside longer than 15 minutes — the daily allotment of vitamin D without sunscreen — than it's important to put something with SPF on.
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Wednesday: Cool for mid-April. Clouds, a shower south. Highs 45-50.

Wednesday night: Clouding up, with a late night rain or snow shower. Lows around 35.

Thursday: Partly cloudy to mainly sunny. Highs 45-51.

Friday: Partly sunny. Highs nearing 50.

Saturday: Sunshine and clouds. Late day shower. Highs near 52.

Sunday: Partial sunshine. Chance of a shower. Highs 53-57.

Monday: Partly sunny and seasonably. Highs near 55.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, temperatures around 50-55.

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