Sorry for the delayed post this morning, but sometimes things happen. Fortunately, the forecast has not changed too much, with the potential for showers and thunderstorms both Friday and Saturday before a decreasing chance of rain Sunday, and drier conditions early next week.
Expect a stormy summer day. Most of the ingredients needed for rainfall will come together early this afternoon, with ample moisture, lift, and instability across the region. Some of these storms could produce locally heavy rainfall, and we can’t rule out some street flooding. However, I expect that most areas that do see rain will probably see about one-half inch. Highs will probably be in the low 90s, but local conditions will vary on the amount of cloud cover and rainfall. Rain chances retreat, but do not go entirely away, tonight.
We expect to see similar conditions on Saturday, with moisture and atmospheric lift driving another round of (probably) widespread showers. These will not be all-day storms, but certainly they will have the potential to move through and disrupt any outdoor activities. High temperatures, again, will be dependent upon cloud cover and localized rainfall.
As higher pressure begins to move into the area, we probably will see a slackening in both rainfall coverage and amounts. Still, there should be enough residual moisture in the atmosphere, combined with the afternoon sea breeze, to pump out some isolated to scattered showers. Expect high temperatures in the low- to mid-90s.
Monday and beyond
High pressure should bring more classic, August-like weather to the region next week. We should expect to see mostly sunny days, with high temperatures in the mid- to upper-90s. The sea breeze may be able squeeze out some scattered showers later in the week, but I’d not be counting on much (if any) rain in the immediate forecast after this coming Saturday or Sunday.