Rain chances are on the rise this week, along with temperatures. A large storm system out west will track toward the area through mid-week. The first changes you'll notice will be an increase in clouds tonight. Temperatures will only drop into the 40s as a result of the increase in clouds. Winds will turn onshore on Tuesday increasing the humidity across the area. Tuesday morning will be the coldest morning for the rest of the week. A warm front will approach the coast from the Gulf through the day and this will bring a chance of showers to the region late Tuesday. Temperatures Tuesday afternoon will reach the mid 60s. Don't expect much sunshine as the clouds will be thick most of the day.
The warm front lifts north of the area by Wednesday morning. Showers will continue across inland sections on the morning before tapering off. After starting the day near 60, temperatures on Wednesday will reach the low 70s by afternoon. A cold front will approach the area from the west on Thursday bringing a high chance of showers and storms. Some of the storms may be strong during the day as wind energy and some instability will be present to energize some of them. Damaging wind gusts, locally heavy rainfall appear to be the primary threats from any storms that do occur. We'll keep an eye on it.
The cold front will lift back north as a warm front as another wave of energy moves in from the west. Aside from a slight chance of showers on Friday due to front being in the area the period between Friday afternoon and Sunday morning looks dry. As a matter of fact, temperatures will rise well into the 70s, with some areas approaching 80 on Saturday. Late in the day Sunday, another cold front will approach the region with a high chance of showers and storms. The timing will still need to be tweaked some, but it appears the rain will arrive later in the day Sunday, lasting into Monday. There are indications that MUCH colder air will try to invade the region by the early to middle part of next week. Enjoy the mild weather while it lasts!
Chief Meteorologist Derek Beasley