9:30 a.m. update: The sun is out and this morning’s weather has outperformed expectations but we’re not hearing too many complaints.

We should have several hours of pretty nice weather through early afternoon, but models are pretty aggressive in forecasting showers and thundershowers starting mid-late afternoon and especially into this evening.

For now, enjoy this nice window. As the sun is out, temperatures will get a little warmer than forecast, probably 70-75 degrees. I’m updating today’s daily digit, bumping it up several points, given the revised forecast.

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

5/10: A glass half-full kind of day. A nice dry window, but pesky showers late. (Original digit: 1/10 – A 1 for one more day of this miserable weather.)

EXPRESS FORECAST

Today: Showers likely. Highs: 70 to 75. (Revised up 64 to 68.)
Tonight: Showers diminish late. Lows: 50 to 55.
Tomorrow: Increasing sunshine. Highs: 75 to 80.

FORECAST IN DETAIL

One day more until a new beginning. One day more until the weather hits the restart button. One day more until May feels like May.

Yes, showers are likely today, and considerable cloud cover probably holds temperatures in the 60s. But the pesky weather system responsible for rain exits tonight, and a more normal late-May weather regime settles in Tuesday and Wednesday, at least.

But then, from Thursday through the holiday weekend, summer comes on nearly full blast, with temperatures in the 80s, rising humidity and some late-day storm chances.

Today (Monday): Today is not as rainy or cool as Saturday and Sunday, but showers are around — with the greatest coverage perhaps in our southern areas. (On Sunday, they focused in our northern areas). Under cloudy skies, highs are mostly in the mid-to-upper 60s. If we’re lucky, we may experience a dry interval, with the best opportunity between late morning and mid-afternoon. Winds are light from the north. Confidence: Medium

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Tonight: Showers and thundershowers are likely through this evening, but should start decreasing in the hours after sunset. Partial clearing begins toward morning, with lows from50 to 55. Confidence: Medium-high

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Tomorrow (Tuesday): Partly to mostly cloudy skies in the morning should gradually become mostly sunny. It turns blissfully warmer, with highs from 75 to 80. Winds are light from the northwest. Confidence: Medium-high

Tomorrow night: Mostly clear and pleasant. Open up the windows, and enjoy comfortable sleeping temperatures in the low-to-mid 50s in our cooler suburbs to near 60 downtown. Confidence: Medium-high

A LOOK AHEAD

A second straight delightful May day on Wednesday with abundant sunshine and low humidity. We have a good chance of scoring our first 80-degree high temperature this month, with highs in most spots in the low 80s. It should be mostly clear Wednesday night, with lows in the upper 50s in our cooler suburbs to the mid-60s downtown. Confidence: Medium-high

A summery weather pattern settles in from Thursday through the holiday weekend. You’ll notice a significant uptick in humidity and very warm afternoon temperatures — mostly in the mid-80s, although some temperatures in the upper 80s can’t be ruled out. With the added heat and humidity, some isolated-scattered, afternoon-evening thunderstorms are possible, but chances are mostly in the 20 to 30 percent range (Thursday might have the best chance). Overnight periods are a bit muggy with lows in the mid-60s to low 70s. Confidence: Medium