A wind-swept, cold rain made for a nasty afternoon. The nasty afternoon transitions into an ugly evening but Wednesday’s outlook is the silver lining: at least partial sunshine returns and temperatures bounce back well into the 50s. It’s not a flawless forecast though, with breezy conditions and a small chance of an isolated shower.
Through Tonight: Less than pleasant conditions for the commute home: light to moderate rain through this evening combines with a steady wind from the east around 15 mph. Rainfall totals should be around 0.5-1 inch... not enough for flooding, hence the taking down of the flood watch by the National Weather Service.
Rain should taper off between 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. from south to north. Then we have partial clearing, with steady temperatures near 40.
Wednesday: A brief entry of winds from the southwest (at 10-15 mph) offer a touch of spring-like temperatures, with highs climbing into the mid-to-upper 50s (60 is possible just south of town). But with some cooler air coming in at high altitudes, we’ll have variable cloud cover and can’t rule out a shower (20 percent chance), especially in the afternoon.