Two hour radar loop of rain and storm movement through the area. Refresh page to update.

TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT
A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.

3/10: More clouds and showers during the darkest time of the year. No thanks.

EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Cloudy. Some drizzle and periodic showers. Highs: 42-48.
Tonight: Cloudy. Showers, more patchy drizzle. Lows: Near 40 to low 40s.
Tomorrow: Cloudy. Periods of light rain. Highs: 48-54.

FORECAST IN DETAIL

You might call this payback for all the nice days we saw throughout November. A continuation of yesterday’s gloom and dampness continues not only today, but into tomorrow, and even beyond. If there’s a silver lining it might be that we’re bottoming out on temperatures, with a slightly milder trend ahead. It’s been a fairly dry month, so I suppose we can use the rain.

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Today (Monday): Today’s rather similar to yesterday, with thick clouds blocking out the sun and at least periodic dampness. Drizzle is a risk throughout, perhaps focused early in the day. Showers and light rain should become more likely with time as well, as a little low pressure system rides a front to our south. The bulk of the consistent rain during the day should try to stay south of us. Cold air is actually a little more intense aloft, so many spots may end up a notch chillier here on the ground compared to yesterday as well. Not a huge difference though. Highs are mostly in the low-and-mid 40s, with a few upper 40s possible. Winds are from the north around 5-10 mph. Confidence: Medium

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Tonight: It’ll probably shower on and off much of the night. Mostly light stuff with some moderate or briefly heavier activity intermixed, mainly late with the heavier stuff. The front to the south is re-approaching as a warm front. It shouldn’t offer any warmer air just yet as lows dip slightly from daytime highs, down into the near 40 to low 40 range. Winds are light from the north and northeast. Confidence: Medium

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Tomorrow (Tuesday): A warm front heads through and north of the area on Tuesday, but numerous showers and generally cloudy skies should limit the upside potential for temperatures. These fronts are often a little slow in pushing through so it might not really bring milder air in until late in the day anyway. Highs are warmer than they’ve been the past few, but not warm. Mainly upper 40s to mid-50s. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow night: Showers remain possible all night, maybe increasing in coverage and intensity toward morning in an increasingly “humid” air mass. Humid is relative, but dew points near and above 50 degrees help keep temperatures from dipping much below the upper 40s to low 50s. The general story: very limited downward movement from daytime temperatures. Confidence: Medium

A LOOK AHEAD

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We have a chance to warm up further on Wednesday out ahead of the next cold front. The fly in the ointment is continued cloudy skies and rain potential. Showers, potentially moderate to heavy as the front passes, are likely a good chunk of the day. Rain may be waning near or before sunset. The southerly flow out ahead of the front should help highs reach the mid-50s to near 60 at least, and perhaps pushing past 60 if the front holds off long enough. Confidence: Medium

Clouds may still be departing to the east on Thursday as cooler air comes back in behind the front. Highs make the upper 40s to low 50s as winds gust from the northwest. Following a clear night with lows in the near freezing to near 40 zone, Friday should be sunny and a smidge warmer. Highs mainly in the near 50 to mid-50s zone to end the work week! Confidence: Medium

At this point the weekend is looking quite decent. An offshore storm system has been possible around this time-frame for a while, but it appears like it’s going to stay well east at this point. Plentiful sunshine and highs in the mid-to-upper 50s is the best bet from here. Lows are in the mid-30s to low 40s. Confidence: Medium

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