DRENCHING DAYS: Heavy rain continues through the end of the work week, courtesy of a slow moving area of low pressure. It’s detached from the main steering winds of the jet stream, so it’s here to stay for a few days. Expect pockets of heavy rain and breezy conditions Thursday morning. Foggy and drizzly pockets are likely as well, further reducing visibilities. The afternoon brings less shower coverage and some drizzly pockets. Some heavier rain pockets are still likely in a few spots, so flooding concerns remain. Rainfall amounts could reach 1 to 3 inches by Friday morning depending on where the heavier pockets align. A few locations could see more, but this will not be the norm. This puts the region at risk for some areas of flooding and flash flooding. This threat is greatest for the usual poor drainage roadways and smaller creeks/streams. There are plenty of clouds, with readings in the 60s. Friday is more of the same, with on and off showers and the breezes. Temperatures are in the 60s.
SLOW DRYING: The weekend is slow to bring improvements as the system gradually lifts out of the area. Mostly cloudy skies are expected for Saturday, but still anticipate isolated showers at times. Highs are in the upper 60s to near 70. Sunday is much drier with some breaks of sun, but a few showers can’t be entirely excluded. It does appear a handful of locations stay dry. Highs are in the lower to middle 70s.
NEXT WEEK: Aside from a stray shower, Monday brings a mixture of clouds and sunshine, with highs in the lower to middle 70s. Tuesday is a similar day, though it is a touch cooler. More sunshine slips in for Wednesday, with temperatures falling into the 60s.
Have a great Thursday!