Monday, December 9, 2013

Rains Ending Before Sunrise on Tuesday

Ugly – a single word that describes our weather through the weekend and once again today. While we didn’t see the locally heavy rains that we saw at times yesterday, off-and-on light showers and temperatures that struggled to get above 50° added to the ‘gloom’ that many already feel with the start of a new workweek.

We still have some more rain to get through tonight as an upper-air disturbance passes just to our north. Rains could be a little more significant than what we saw during the day, but most of us shouldn’t see more than another quarter-inch of rain into the overnight. And the good news? The wet weather should exit for most of us by the time you wake up on Tuesday!

The morning commute will be mainly dry but chilly as temps drop into the upper 30°s to lower 40°s for most. And while bright sunshine should be back by lunch time on Tuesday, afternoon highs will once again only climb into the lower 50°s.

Our coldest weather of the week is expected on Wednesday morning when areas near and north of the Capital City could see a brief light freeze. After Wednesday’s cold start, we’ll enjoy more sunshine and temperatures rebounding into the upper 50°s.

Clouds will begin to make a comeback as we head into the latter part of the week in advance of our next storm system. We’ll keep the Thursday forecast dry with just a few isolated showers possible by late Friday.

It looks like the bulk of the rains with this next storm system will occur very late Friday night into Saturday morning. Fortunately, our guidance indicates that unlike this last system, clouds and rainfall should quickly exit by Saturday afternoon/evening and allow for a better second half of the weekend.

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