PM Roundup: Changeable weather ahead of cold front

While forecast models initially suggested clouds and showers for much of the second half of this weekend, sensible weather conditions turned out to be quite pleasant. Warm ocean waters can partially be thanked for that, as even east winds weren’t able to advect in a cold and damp marine layer. Most notably, showers and thunderstorms stayed away from our area for the most part — leading to pleasant conditions on both Saturday and Sunday. An elongated cold front will finally make its approach to the area late Monday into Tuesday, with cooler and less humid air arriving behind it. In the meantime, changeable weather is expected ahead of it on Monday. Highs will again be in the 80’s, and after some early clouds, the sun will return — with scattered showers and storms by afternoon and evening. Some highlights of the weather over the next few days are included below:

  • The weather will remain warm, with dew points back into the 60’s, on Sunday evening. Overnight, some clouds and showers may push inland from the ocean waters as surface winds turn easterly.
  • Monday will feature partly cloudy skies after some early clouds. Temperatures and dew points will again be high. A few scattered showers and storms are possible during the afternoon and evening hours.
  • A cold front approaches Monday Night into Tuesday. Models are inconsistent with its timing — some take it through the area early Tuesday, others delay it until Tuesday afternoon. Regardless, cooler air will be on the way by Tuesday Night into Wednesday with lower humidity values as well.