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

6/10: Too muggy. Perhaps nearly 20 degrees above average, too! Needed rain is a plus, though.


Today: Partly sunny. Showers, storms late. Highs: 81-87.
Tonight: Showers/storms ending. Mostly cloudy. Lows: 50s.
Tomorrow: Isolated showers. Steadier rain late? Highs: Upper 50s to mid-60s.
Sunday: Morning rain could slowly taper. Highs: Upper 50s to lower 60s.

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Today’s summery conditions give way to spring for perhaps the next week. Want rain? We’ve got some in the forecast. A little bit today, but more on tap for the weekend. It may impact outdoor plans, so let’s get into the details.


Today (Friday): We should have partly sunny skies for the most part and high temperatures in the 81-87 degree range. Yep, fairly summery and muggy, with dew points above 60, indicating a moist atmosphere. Showers and storms can’t be ruled out, particularly from about midday until nearly sunset. However, nothing too long-lasting, with indications of modest rain amounts between one-tenth to one-quarter of an inch. West-southwest winds around 10 mph are probable. Confidence: Medium-high

Tonight: Early evening rain chances start waning fairly quickly, but skies stay (or increasingly get) cloudy. Sorry stargazers. If up early, though, and there’s a break in the clouds, look up for a sliver of a moon and Venus. The region should bottom out in the 50s before dawn, but note we were in the 70s to start the evening hours! North-northwesterly breezes blowing around 5-10 mph are helping filter in drier and cooler air. Confidence: Medium

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Tomorrow (Saturday): This one looks very cloudy with a few early sprinkles and showers possible, but the bulk of any rain attempting to hold off until late afternoon or nearer sunset. High temperatures could be muted in the upper 50s if we stay fully overcast and rain moves in earlier than expected. But assuming some reprieve and a couple peeks of sun, some spots may still hit the mid-60s. Northerly breezes 5-10 mph may have you reaching for a light jacket at times, though. Confidence: Medium

Tomorrow night: Periods of steady rain are probable overnight. But at least clouds and northeast breeze near 10 mph help keep temperatures from dropping any lower than the upper 40s to lower 50s. An argument could be made, though, for wind chill amid the rainfall, so consider a jacket or coat. Confidence: Medium

“Not bad for a Thursday” taken April 20 (Jarrett Hendrix via Flickr)


Sunday: Rain still appears likely to trail into at least Sunday morning, assuming no major changes to the storm track. Despite it slowly pulling away, we may not see any peeks of sunshine until later in the afternoon — and northeasterly breezes around 10 mph may remain persistent. High temperatures struggle to get into the upper 50s to lower 60s. Check back for details on timing of rain, once we have newer data to provide you! Confidence: Low-medium

Sunday night: Not without a chance of a couple showers, skies do attempt to clear a little after midnight. Could we finally get a decent chance to see the Lyrid meteor showers? Low temperatures before dawn should bottom out in our recently repetitive range of upper 40s to the lower 50s. Confidence: Medium

A little more sun and warmth are possible Monday into Tuesday. Mid- to upper 60s look possible and a fair chance we see solid breaks in any cloud cover — but I won’t overpromise dominant sunshine. At least shower chances appear under control and we should get into a more comfortable temperature range. Check back late this weekend, as we get closer to next week for slight forecast tweaks. Confidence: Medium