A passing front last night brought cloud cover (which has since vanished) as well as some cooler air. Highs this afternoon, for most, will top out in the upper 40s and lower 50s. This will rapidly change towards midweek, as a strong southerly flow intrudes the region.
Looking at modeled highs on Wednesday, valley locations should top out in the upper 60s and low 70s. I am suggesting these be a bit warmer given the relatively sunny skies and strong southerly wind. Valley locations, specifically the southern valley, could see highs in the mid and even upper 70s. In addition, it will be a breezy day. A tightening pressure gradient along with winds out of the south, will lead to winds 10-15 mph and gusts, for some, up to 25-30 mph.
A cold front will arrive overnight Wednesday and into the first half of the day Thursday. Looking at the WPC 1 through 3 day rainfall accumulation map, we stay dry the next few days. With high pressure in place for the time being things stay dry and warm before the rain and front arrive Thursday. Anywhere between 0.25 and 1" can be expected with our next rain maker.
That will do it for today....enjoy the warming conditions expected through mid week. It will feel more like a mid-Spring day Wednesday with highs for most in the upper 60s and 70s.
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