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Tuesday Overview: Warm, Dry Conditions Lead to Brush Fire Danger

After a taste of early summer yesterday–with temperatures in the lower 80s in parts of the area–somewhat cooler temperatures are in store for today. A cold front has passed through much region with some clouds, early this morning. Partly sunny skies are anticipated for the rest of day with somewhat cooler airmass behind the front. However, northwest downsloping winds behind the cold are already causing temperatures to rise into upper 60s and lower 70s over the region. These warm temperatures will continue this afternoon, perhaps rising into the middle 70s is some spots.

Mostly clear skies will tonight with low temperatures in the lower to middle 40s. Then with high pressure in control, Wednesday will be cooler with seasonable temperatures in lower to middle 60s during the afternoon. However, high pressure moving off the Southeast US coast on Thursday will cause a return southwesterly flow on Thursday. Temperatures will rise back above average in the upper 60s to lower 70s, at least.