Increasing Clouds Followed By PM Showers
The weather forecast for the upcoming days calls for increasing clouds followed by afternoon showers.
Yesterday, the region experienced beautiful weather with plenty of sunshine and temperatures that were right on track for this time of year.
However, changes are expected for the second half of the weekend.
Meteorologist Maryellen Pann predicts that clouds will thicken throughout the day, accompanied by late-day showers and possibly even a rumble of thunder.
The temperatures will remain mild for the next couple of days before a slight cooldown midweek.
This cooldown is due to additional rain chances in the ten-day forecast.
Today, the morning will bring some early sunshine, but the clouds will quickly gather.
Temperatures will be in the mid-50s in the morning and will reach the low 70s despite the cloud cover.
Showers are expected to hold off until after 3:00 PM, moving in from the western counties and gradually spreading eastward.
The showers will come to an end in the evening, lingering a bit longer in the eastern counties.
Overnight, temperatures will fall back into the mid-60s.
Tomorrow’s weather will be partly sunny and warmer, with highs reaching the mid to upper 70s.
Pollen levels remain high, but mold levels are low.
Air quality has improved slightly from yesterday, now at a moderate level, and the UV index is also moderate, with a burn time of 40 minutes.
A cluster of thunderstorms known as a mesoscale convective system is approaching the area from the Ohio Valley.
As it weakens, it will bring the next best chance for showers later in the day and into the evening.
The system is expected to move out of the region by about 9:00 PM.
On Tuesday, another area of low pressure will develop along a front, potentially bringing more showers.
However, the strength of a high-pressure system will determine whether the moisture will be pushed further south, allowing for drier conditions.
Conflicting data on the modeling makes it difficult to predict with certainty, so it will be closely monitored.
Rainfall amounts are expected to be minimal in the eastern areas, possibly just a trace or slightly higher.
The southwestern counties have a better chance of seeing around a tenth of an inch or more.
Looking ahead at the ten-day forecast, temperatures will be around 76 on Monday before dropping slightly on Tuesday and Wednesday due to cooler air moving in.
Tuesday presents another chance of showers, while Wednesday will be dry with increasing sunshine.
Thursday will be mostly sunny with temperatures around 74, followed by mid to upper 70s on Friday.
The start of the weekend, which coincides with Mother’s Day, is looking pleasant with highs around 80.
Overall, the weather will be transitioning to a more unsettled pattern, with clouds, showers, and occasional cooler temperatures, but there will still be some opportunities for sunshine and warmer conditions in the coming days.