Updated Wednesday 4:55 p.m.
What say we take a break from the 80s for a while? How's a week sound? Maybe 10 days?
Wednesday marks the 39th day and counting (why do I feel like Sesame Street's Count every weather discussion write up: "39 days above 80...ah, ah, aaaaahhhhh") but it'll be a while before we challenge our 40th day as we're starting to transition to a cooler, showery pattern.
The transition gets under way tonight with a stronger marine push. A clear and mild evening will give way to clouds rolling in toward dawn with lows in the mid-upper 50s.
Thursday will begin with the morning clouds but the sun will still break out in the afternoon. Highs will drop to the mid 70s.
A stronger marine push comes in Friday in advance of an approaching trough and that'll bring a chance of morning drizzle and limited afternoon sunshine prospects. In fact, scattered showers will start dotting the landscape around sunset or so. Highs will only reach around 70.
Then comes Labor Day weekend which can be summed up in one word: Showery. Or should that be "Bumbershoot-ey"? The trough slides inland on Saturday for scattered showers through the day amid cloudy skies. It's not a super-soaker but periods of light, steady rain are likely. Highs will only reach the mid-upper 60s. Brr!
Showers decrease in number and coverage for Sunday and Monday but still some roaming around amid partly to mostly cloudy skies. So we can't promise dry days either day, but you'll have longer drier periods between the showers than Saturday, if that makes sense. Your best bet for the 3 day weekend for driest weather is now looking like Monday, especially later in the day. Temperatures will remain relatively cool in the mid-upper 60s.
Long range models are still a bit undecided for early next week but as of now, it looks like we will squeeze out that dry break late Monday into Tuesday but showers return for Wednesday with highs still in the upper 60s to low 70s. There doesn't appear to be any 80s out there anytime soon but September can still rattle off a few 80s so that 40th day is not out of the question :)
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