Today we’ll start to see a pattern shift away from the frequent rain we have been accustomed to over the last week. The latest frontal boundary has shifted south and will weaken, taking most of the moisture with it. However, there still will be enough lingering moisture to generate additional showers this afternoon, but coverage will be far less than recent days. The overall rain chance stands at 40 percent. After some patchy morning fog, partly sunny skies will emerge for the mid-morning hours, leading to widely scattered afternoon showers and storms. Highs will reach the mid-to-upper 80s for most interior spots; onshore winds at the coast will limit temperatures to the low to mid-80s there. The greater rain chance will exist along the coast and south of Interstate 4, closer to the lingering surface boundary.
Drier air will work in overnight after a few leftover evening showers. Skies will become mostly clear as readings fall to the low 70s.
Friday will bring a temporary break from the high rain chances as high pressure builds in from the north. There could be a few stray showers in the afternoon but much of the day will be warmer and drier with highs in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees inland. The chance for rain stands at 30 percent.
Umbrellas will be needed again on Saturday with a stronger cold front sliding in from the northwest. This feature will produce numerous showers and storms along and ahead of it, but the airmass that awaits behind it will bring a pleasant change for those who are tired of wet season. When the front passes to our south on Sunday, sunshine will emerge along with highs in the low to mid-80s, a big change from what we’ve seen lately considering the air will be much less humid. A stretch of rain-free days will continue into the start of next week. Plan on ample sunshine during this time with highs in the mid-80s and lows in the low to mid-60s.
In the tropics, two areas of low pressure have been designated as “invest” areas in the Central Atlantic for potential development in the next two to five days, but the overall chance for each of these is low. Neither poses a threat to the United States. All other areas in the Atlantic basin are quiet.
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