Warm and Breezy Monday, Rain/Storms Likely This Week
After a brief return to winter Saturday, we pushed 80 once again yesterday afternoon with a glimpse of blue sky here and there. You can get used to those temps, but don't expect a lot of sunshine this week. Only scattered showers at the most are expected today, but we'll have plenty of rain chances from here into the weekend, especially right in the middle of it.
A strong storm system will push across the US by Tuesday evening, giving us a set up for some heavy, slow moving showers and storms as early as Tuesday. While severe weather is not expected, heavy rain and areas of flash flooding will be a possibility, especially from the Tuesday afternoon to Thursday morning time frame. Cooler air will make a brief appearance Wednesday evening, but gulf moisture should reload pretty quickly, giving us more chances for rain through the weekend, though looking more scattered and not quite as heavy. Bottom line: bring the umbrella this week! Widespread totals of 1-3" look likely, with localized amounts of more before the week is over.
President's Day: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain. Warm. High: 80. Wind: S 10-20 mph, with higher gusts.
Monday Night: Cloudy a 40% chance of rain. Low: 68. Wind: SSE 10-15 mph.
Tuesday: Cloudy with a 70% chance of rain and storms. Rain could be heavy at times. High: 77. Wind: SE 10-15 mph.
Tuesday Night: Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Heavy rain is possible. Low: 67. Wind: SSE 10-15 mph.
-- Meteorologist Max Crawford