Sometimes it seems like a dominant weather pattern can’t be denied. Today’s cool and cloudy conditions fit into that idea well. Highs have only made it up into the mid-70s yet again, though with dew points in the mid-60s, it’s not quite as pleasant as it has been. After a shower or two and possibly some overnight fog, we get a reminder it’s still summer on Tuesday.
Through Tonight: Skies remain fairly cloudy for a while, though clearing is starting to advance east, so more breaks are a good bet into dark. An isolated shower (20% chance) is also possible this evening, particularly over western parts of the area. Otherwise, it trends partly to mostly clear overnight, with some patchy fog possible. Lows range from near 60 to the mid-60s under light and variable winds.
Tomorrow (Tuesday): There may be some fog around before the sun burns it off, but we end up with a partly to mostly sunny day. That means warmer temperatures, as highs make the mid-and-upper 80s most spots. A very isolated (10% chance) shower or storm may pop up late afternoon or evening. Winds are southwest at 5-10 mph by late in the day.
Retirement party: NOAA announced that GOES-12 is being retired. Launched in July 2001, and operational since April 2003, GOES-12 has photographed a lot of big storms – Hurricane Isabel, Hurricane Katrina, and Snowmageddon just to name a few. For much of its life, GOES-12 primarily examined the eastern United States as GOES-East. Prior to its retirement, it was focused on South America.
Check out a nifty animation showing a decade of weather as viewed by GOES-12:
Pollen update: Mold spores remain high, and weed pollen moderate. Tree and grass pollen is low.