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Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Forecast: An unsettled week ahead

EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Mostly cloudy. Showers early. 50% chance of p.m. showers/storms. 70s. | Tonight: Decreasing shower/storm chances. Low-to-mid 60s. | Tomorrow: Partly to mostly cloudy. 50% chance of mainly p.m. showers/storms. Near 80. | A Look Ahead | Get Express Forecast by E-mail

TODAY'S DAILY DIGIT

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FORECAST IN DETAIL


A weakened Alberto continues to churn off the Southeast coast but will have little impact for us except for sending a little extra moisture our way. Most of our weather this week is due to an upper-level area of low pressure and associated cold front approaching from the west, which together bring us an extended dose of warmth, noticeable humidity, and a daily chance of showers and storms. On the bright side, at least we should make some more dents in our rainfall deficit.

Today (Monday): A round of early showers should dissipate by mid-morning, followed by a 50% chance of afternoon-into-evening showers and thunderstorms. There may be a few peeks of sun or brightening skies in between, but most of the day should be mostly cloudy. The clouds, showers and easterly breezes should tend to keep us from getting too warm. But we could see a a decent spread, with highs from near 70 in the cloudiest spots, to as high as the upper 70s where some sun makes it through. Confidence: Medium








What is the Storm Threat Level?

Tonight: Shower and thunderstorm chances continue, but decrease to around 30% by mid-evening and maybe even lower for the overnight. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies and areas of fog toward morning. Lows dip to the low-to-mid 60s. Confidence: Medium

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Tomorrow (Tuesday): Showers and storm chances return with the highest odds (50%) during the afternoon into evening. With less of a cooling easterly influence, temperatures should manage highs near 80 under partly to mostly cloudy skies. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow night: Similar to tonight, shower/storm chances diminish by around mid-evening and dwindle even more overnight. The atmosphere is still plenty moist, so we’re looking at mostly cloudy skies with more chances for morning fog, and lows in the low-to-mid 60s. Confidence: Medium

A LOOK AHEAD

Wednesday and Thursday extend the early-week pattern with partly to mostly cloudy skies (some decent peeks of sun possible, especially in the morning) and a 50% of showers and thunderstorms. We’ll get a bit of a reminder that summer’s on its way with some increased humidity and highs near 80 to the low 80s. Shower/storm activity wanes at night as lows remain in the low-to-mid-60s. Confidence: Low-Medium

Our weather starts to look a bit sunnier and less unsettled just in time for Friday into the Memorial Day weekend. But, it’s too early at this point to rule out the chance of showers and thunderstorms. Temperature-wise, we stay warm, and potentially very warm with highs in the 80s to maybe near 90. Humidity looks to remain in the noticeable range as well. Confidence: Low-Medium

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