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Monday, May 6, 2013

One Final Dry Day

I can’t complain too much about the weather lately.  Blue skies, comfy temps, crisp dry air. Notice I said I can’t complain “too much”.  But the dry soil and lack of rainfall have consequences.

A brush fire shut down part of 395 in Thompson today. The fire is out but the risk for brush fires rages on. It has been over two weeks since rain wet the ground. But relief is on the way (finally).  Tomorrow will be the last dry day before some beneficial rain arrives.  Patchy early clouds and fog will break for sunshine and temperatures will take off. Inland areas will climb well into the 70s while the shoreline stays in the 60s with a sea breeze.

Showers will develop around or after the morning commute on Wednesday as a slow moving storm approaches from the south.  Rain will come down heavy in spots with the chance for a rumble of thunder. Showers will linger Thursday with mostly cloudy skies.  Friday we are between storm systems.  Then more rain is likely over Mother’s Day weekend.

Right now Saturday looks cloudy, cool and wet.  While the day may get off to a dry start, rain will develop in the afternoon, coming down heavy at times. Although Sunday looks wet to start, there is still hope a front clears the area in the afternoon to dry things out late on Mother’s Day.  But right now the weekend is “iffy”.  It’s ok, we’re still five days out. We’ll keep you posted with any changes.

Tonight: Patchy low clouds and fog develop. Low: 40s

Tomorrow: Early fog and clouds break for sunshine. Partly to mostly sunny and milder. Southeast wind 5 to 10 miles an hour. Highs: 73-78 inland, 62-66 shoreline.

Wednesday:  Cloudy with showers and areas of rain developing. Rain could come down heavy at times with an embedded thunderstorm.  High: Upper 60s and low 70s.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Chance for a thunderstorm. Near 70 inland. Upper 60s along the shoreline.

Friday: Partly cloudy with an isolated shower. Lower 70s inland, near 70 along the shoreline.

Saturday: Rain developing with an embedded thunderstorm. Cloudy and cool. Rainy start Sunday, some drying possible in the afternoon. Middle 60s.

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