A quiet period of weather is expected through mid-week as high-pressure will dominate the region. Northwest flow will prevail aloft during this time frame with high pressure at the surface being reinforced. Temperatures will initially be quite cool before gradually moderating to near seasonal values during this period. Highs today will only be in the mid-50s although ample sunshine will make it feel a little better.
A chilly night is on tap tonight with a light freeze expected for many locations located along and to the north of the Interstate 10 corridor.
The weather will become more active again at the end of the work week as a mid-level disturbance will move through the lower Mississippi Valley and Gulf Coast states. This feature will bring the threat of showers and thunderstorms to the forecast area Thursday night and Friday. Perhaps one or two stronger storms may be possible with this system late Thursday night and Friday morning as forecast model soundings do indicate this possibility. Things will dry out again for Saturday before a mid/upper disturbance moves through the mid-section of the country early next week brings another chance for wet weather to the area by late Sunday or early Monday.