Warmer temperatures tonight ahead of some unsettled weather
Tonight: Clouds have settled in for an overcast night with temperatures slowly warming to the low 60's for our overnight lows. An onshore flow, from the east/southeast around 10-15 mph, will aid in the warmth and load our atmosphere with rain potential. This warmer air mass flowing inland should create some sea fog right along the shoreline as the water immediately off the coast is a bit cooler. The fog is expected later, but before the morning rain showers. Rain is anticipated after sunrise with a low rumble of thunder possible.
This Weekend: Things will start out rainy for all locations with the heavier, more widespread downpours occurring before lunch. Temperatures will already be warm from the onshore flow and a daytime high should strike the low 70's under a mostly cloudy day. The responsible rain maker is a fast mover and showers could begin tapering/concluding toward sunset, if not slightly earlier. Saturday night still holds a chance of rain showers, but the overall rain pattern remaining will be in an exit mode. Colder air (post-frontal pattern) will settle across the region with lows dropping to the lower 40's for most. Sunday will have a lot more sunshine, dry conditions and a cool high in the upper 50's. The take home message: rain coats and umbrellas Saturday, a jacket or sweater and sunglasses on Sunday.
Next Week: The clear/mostly clear, dry and mild pattern should remain in place through the middle and end of next week. Another rain maker is expected next weekend. If these weather patterns continue, our Christmas looks to be cool, clear and dry!
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