TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT
A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.
8/10: Trimming our sunshine, but winning temperatures still fine.
Today: Sunny start, increasing clouds. Highs: 72-76.
Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy. Lows: 55-62.
Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy, cooler. Highs: 66-70.
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FORECAST IN DETAIL
Enjoy the nice weather while you can! It’s a relatively calm week before possible storm impacts this weekend. While skies turn a bit cloudier later today, temperatures hold in the 70s comfort zone. We will cool and cloud up even further tomorrow, but sunshine should try to fight back after. It could be a tranquil weekend, or we could experience impacts from a nearby Matthew. Stay tuned for updates.
Today (Tuesday): Mostly sunny morning conditions shift to partly to mostly cloudy during the afternoon along with a chance of a few light showers or sprinkles. Highs push mainly into the lower or middle 70s with comfortably low humidity. Light winds blow from the northeast at 5 to 10 mph. Confidence: Medium-high
Tonight: It’s a partly to mostly cloudy night, with lows ranging from the low 50s to near 60. Light breezes again originate from the northeast at 5 to 10 mph. Some drizzle and patchy late-night fog is possible. Confidence: Medium-high
Tomorrow (Wednesday): Continued cloudy and cool, thanks to stronger onshore winds. Highs are mostly in the 60s to near 70, with breezes from the northeast direction around 10 mph. Confidence: Medium-high
Tomorrow night: Cloudy skies continue as temperatures cool to overnight lows from near 50 in the outer suburbs to the upper 50s in the city. Confidence: Medium-high
A LOOK AHEAD
Thursday and Friday feature similar weather, with partly sunny skies (at least during the afternoons!) as highs near and surpass 70, perhaps up to the mid-70s. It’s partly cloudy Thursday night with lows ranging from the upper 40s to the middle 50s. Friday night shifts to cloudy with a chance of rain toward dawn as lows drop to the middle 50s to around 60. Confidence: Medium
Oh, woe, the weekend! Hurricane Matthew makes it closest approach at this time. It may head out to sea from near the Carolinas or it could scrape the coast just to our east. For now, I’ll favor the modest approach of mostly cloudy skies, breezy, scattered showers, and highs in the upper 60s to low 70s both days. It’s cloudy Saturday night with lows in the upper 50s to low 60s. Confidence: Very low
Note: If we were to receive heavier precipitation and higher winds from Matthew, the main risk window looks to be Saturday and Saturday night, with some reduction later on Sunday. We must watch this situation very closely and hopefully develop better confidence by tomorrow or Thursday.