Cloud cover will continue increasing into this afternoon as a cold front to the west draws closer. The rain will hold off until the overnight hours, allowing for a dry commute home tonight. For this afternoon expect highs in the mid 70's and mostly cloudy.
The latest surface map shows the cold front to the west and shower activity out ahead of it. This will make its way into our area overnight and into Wednesday before another high on the backside pushes in for the remainder of the work week and into the weekend. With this cold front expect temperatures to fall throughout the day tomorrow starting with our high in the morning hours (mid 60's) and falling to the mid/upper 50's by the afternoon. Showers will decrease along with the temperatures allowing for sunny skies to return later in the day tomorrow.
Model guidance shows the cold front making its way in overnight with showers ahead of it. Don't rule out scattered thunderstorms within this system but no severe weather is expected (overall good sleeping weather). For the morning commute tomorrow, account for scattered rain showers and wet roads. By the afternoon we will dry out and clear out allowing for sunshine to move back in the remainder of the day and week. In total, we are expecting between 0.25 and 0.5 inches of rainfall across the region. This will help the overall drought we have been dealing with but we are going to need more before we get back to "normal" conditions.
Stay dry as we get into Wednesday as there will likely be some left over showers in the morning. Cooler temperatures will progress through the day as the cold front works through so dress accordingly. After tomorrow we will begin warming back up and drying out before our next weather maker arrives late this weekend and early next week.
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