12:00 p.m. — Clouds, drizzle tough to shake. Some brightening possible as afternoon wears on.

As advertised below, predicting sky conditions when we have flow off the ocean is tricky and clouds have lingered, which was stated as a possibility. We should see skies brighten as the afternoon wears on with the sun breaking through in some areas. However, some areas could also stay socked in. The later in the afternoon you wait, the better chance of seeing some sun. Temperatures should reach the mid-70s where some sun sneaks through, and stay closer to the low 70s elsewhere.

Original forecast from 5 a.m.

Today’s daily digit

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

8/10: If anything, I worry this is going to be an underrating.

Express forecast

  • Today: Morning shower? Some clearing. Highs: Mid- to upper 70s.
  • Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy. Lows: Upper 50s to mid-60s.
  • Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. Late shower or storm? Highs: Around 80 to low 80s.

Forecast in detail

After the last several days of gray — along with flooding deluges — we’ve got a well-timed tamer spell targeting the weekend. Although there are chances of raindrops bookending it, none of it seems particularly disruptive. Plus temperatures are generally tolerable to comfortable, as long as you can deal with some occasional humidity.

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Today (Saturday): The big question is probably how much we clear. These days dominated by a marine air mass are notoriously tricky. Any showers are probably early, when some drizzle from overnight may also be around as well. We’ll see at least partial sun in the afternoon as temperatures rise through the 70s. Winds are from the east around 10 mph. Lower humidity is noticeable. Confidence: Medium

Tonight: Skies are partly to mostly clear early, but clouds may thicken up overnight as the flow off the ocean continues. Humidity is still down a bit, so it’s at least partial windows open kind of weather, with lows in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Confidence: Medium-High

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Tomorrow (Sunday): Clouds and sun are mixed, with sunshine perhaps edging out a slight win. Winds shift toward the south with time, which keeps skies from being totally cloudy. Humidity is increasing through the day, and highs reach near 80 to the low 80s. Some showers and storms to the west during the day march this way toward evening. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: Showers or storms are possible through the evening. Some could deliver briefly heavy rain, but it shouldn’t stick around long if so. Lows are in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Confidence: Medium

A look ahead

Another cold front passes Monday. There’s a chance for a few showers or storms, but it seems to pass on the drier side. As winds switch to the west, it’s briefly warming, and that helps temperatures reach the low and mid-80s for highs. Confidence: Medium

In this brave new world, perhaps Tuesday should be a weekend. That’s what you might be thinking when you see the forecast. Lots of sun, low humidity, and glorious 70s. The kind of weather this time of year was made for. Confidence: Medium