Much cooler air arrives by mid-week

Posted at 6:02 PM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 19:02:11-05

The warm, humid air will stick with us through Tuesday before a cold front moves through Tuesday night followed by much cooler air. A few showers are possible with the front Tuesday night but will be spotty. Low clouds will be persistent from Wednesday through Friday as warmer, southwest winds aloft override the cool northeast winds at the surface, producing drizzle and light rain at times, especially Thursday. Unfortunately, rainfall amounts will be low with a quarter inch or less which won't put much of a dent in our deficit of 1.75" since Jan 1. Clouds will finally break up Friday night and we'll start warming up during the weekend as winds shift to the southeast, reaching the lower 70s by Sunday.

Monday Night: Increasing low clouds and fog with lows in the mid to upper 60s and southeast winds at 8-15 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, warm and humid with highs in the low to mid 80s inland and low 70s at the beaches with southeast winds up to 15 mph. There is a spot shower chance late in the day.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and winds shifting to the northeast up to 20 mph, dropping temperatures into the 50s.

Wednesday: Cloudy and cool with a few light showers and a northeast wind to 15 mph. Highs will stay in the lower 60s.

Thursday: Chilly, cloudy, breezy and damp with periods of drizzle or light rain and highs in the mid to upper 50s with northeast winds at 15-22 mph.

Thursday Night: Spotty light rain and drizzle with lows in the mid 40s.

Friday: Cloudy, breezy and chilly with highs in the low to mid 50s and northeast winds at 15-20 mph.