Keep the umbrella handy! Chances for rain showers are in the forecast for the next several days.
Drizzle, fog and clouds have formed out ahead of an area of low pressure that is slowly rolling from the Tennessee River Valley into the mid-Atlantic. Widespread light rainfall will be holding off for most of the day. Highs Monday will be on the cooler side, only reaching into the low and mid 60s. We will start trending normal by Tuesday with highs in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees by the afternoon along with increased chances for rain. Anywhere from 0.25″-0.50″ of rainfall is expected on Tuesday.
I’m still thinking that the wettest period over the next couple of days will be overnight Tuesday through Wednesday morning as the best forcing for ascent and rain showers will be between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m. Wednesday. We may see up to an inch of rainfall during this time period alone in the metro area.
Rain will begin to taper off on Thursday. There is still some uncertainty in the forecast with the timing of the next area of rain and low pressure, but for now I am keeping Friday dry and expecting a brief ridge of high pressure to build in giving us a break from the clouds and temps near 80!