Updated Tuesday 4:20 p.m.
Normally you go around shouting the news that "the 70s are back!" and you get shrieks of horror from visions of bell bottoms, disco balls and the color chartreuse spreading to every single mode of décor around your home.
But this week, it's probably mostly cheered as this time, it means most of us can finally sleep comfortably at night.
The heat waves are done for a while, replaced with a rather comfortable pattern that some might even consider chilly at times by summer standards. Instead of a mean old stubborn ridge of high pressure anchored in the west, it's a series of troughs of low pressure that will be strolling through, bringing more in the way of cloudier days with occasional showers and leaving 85 squarely in the rear-view mirror.
Tonight will see increasing clouds to where we'll all be overcast by morning. Lows will be in the upper 50s.
Clouds will be around for much of Wednesday with a chance of showers bubbling up in the afternoon as a weak system moves through. Not a soaker, but we'll take any drips we can get. Highs will be in the upper 60s to mid 70s. Yes, you read that right. Upper 60s in spots.
That trough kicks out of here Wednesday night, and we'll get a brief sunshine relapse Thursday and Friday (maybe a lingering shower Thursday morning but they'll be gone before you know it). Highs Thursday should get comfortably into the mid-upper 70s with perhaps some low 80s on Friday.
Then, a stronger trough moves in over the weekend, bringing cloudy skies and scattered showers both Saturday and Sunday -- Sunday leaning a touch wetter than Saturday. I know, the weekend is either sunny and 95 or kinda showery this summer. Apparently sunny and 76 has been banned. Highs this weekend will again be in the upper 60s to mid 70s.
We stay generally trough-ey into early next week, keeping skies mostly cloudy. Highs will remain in the low-mid 70s.
Long range forecasts keep temperatures in the comfortable range into the next week. Could the return of leisure suits be far behind? :)
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