Tim Williams summed it up nicely Wednesday, “The ground is getting a drink of water.” Our rainfall deficit was nearly 5″ going into Wednesday, so the rain is not going to make a big dent in that number. However, anything helps at this point. This rain will get out of here overnight, giving us two dry days before another storm moves our way this weekend. The storm will arrive Saturday and continue into Sunday, giving us our best chance at measureable rainfall in a long time. The storm will strengthen just offshore during this time, really slowing it down. Even though the most solid rain should move away by Monday, there is still the chance for some lingering showers.
Temperatures have taken some HUGE swings the past two days, and the trend will continue through this forecast. We were at 90 degrees Monday afternoon. Today, we are barely at 50 degrees. Yes, a 40 degree swing in just 2 days! We will rebound to the upper 60s with sunshine returning Thursday. (As a reminder, the average today is 66 degrees.) Highs will top 70 degrees Friday and probably close to 70 degrees Saturday before the storm really gets underway. The cool down will begin on Sunday with highs right around average, then only make it to the low 60s Monday and Tuesday.
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