High pressure will linger off the coast through Monday morning, and then begin to move off the coast as the next system moves in. Highs will reach the low 50s before clouds thicken in the afternoon.
Tuesday is November 30, and that marks the end of the Atlantic hurricane season. I’ll have more about that in an upcoming Ask Weather Dan column, but in the meantime, celebrate. We’ve escaped for yet another season.
High pressure will linger off the coast through Monday morning, and then begin to move off the coast as the next system moves in. Highs will reach the low 50s before clouds thicken in the afternoon. Monday should stay dry, but the clouds will hasten darkness during an already-early sunset. The clouds will keep some of the warmth in overnight, meaning lows will only drop into the low 40s.
A slow-moving cold front approaching from the west will be responsible for rain chances as early as Tuesday morning. What will start as light, scattered or isolated showers during the daylight hours on Tuesday will progress into widespread moderate to heavy rain into the evening. Temperatures will climb into the low 60s during the day, and only fall into the low 50s overnight, as the rain continues.
The rain will continue into Wednesday, with temperatures again climbing into the 60s. However, the front will pass off the coast by Wednesday afternoon, the showers will come to an end and skies will clear, allowing overnight lows to drop into the low 30s.
I’m shaking up the posting pattern this week as I’m getting ready for finals. In the meantime, I’m trying to keep an eye on another system that the longer-range models are hinting at…it may be the first serious winter storm that will need some attention, but it’s a little too early to say if this threat is going to materialize just yet. I’ll have an update on everything that’s going down on Thursday.