Well, the headline for now is definitely the rainfall and cold front that are heading our way.
This is a pretty odd system for a variety of reasons, but the main one is that this cold front won’t be the specific one that brings the midweek cold air. That is a secondary cold front on Monday night.
Before all of that goes down, today is looking increasingly cloudy, with a stiff southeasterly breeze. This will help temperatures rise up into the upper 70s to around 80°F.
Clouds will continue to increase as we head into the overnight hours as the actual rainfall approaches the region from the west. This rainfall will make it here by late Sunday night or early Monday morning.
This will affect the Monday morning commute negatively, so be sure to send the kids to the bus stop with a raincoat. Only expect 1-3″ of rain. Long sleeves will be copious, as Monday will be a classic Fall day. And, expect a 100% chance of rainboots.
So, by Monday rain will be moving to out, but a new cold front will be approaching from the northwest as a deeper trough approaches and phases with the low that gave us the rain.
Behind this front? Much cooler temps, a stiff northwesterly breeze and partly sunny skies for Tuesday.
This will carry us through mid week, and beyond that, everything gets quite convoluted in the model data. It is frustrating right now, but I can tell you that temps will be near or below normal for the majority of this week.
Today: Increasingly cloudy and breezy. Highs around 79°F. Overnight, look for cloudy skies, with rain approaching late. Lows around 60°F.
Tomorrow: Cloudy, with rainfall. Highs around 60°F early, falling into the mid 50s by the afternoon. Overnight, look for mostly cloudy skies, with lows around 47°F.
Tuesday: Partly sunny and breezy. Highs around 56°F. Overnight, look for mostly clear skies, with lows around 38°F.