TODAY: Partly sunny early becoming cloudy in the afternoon. There is a slight chance for an evening shower. Still breezy along the coast. Inland: 62-64, Beach: 64-66, Winds: N 10-15 mph.
TONIGHT: Cloudy with widespread rain moving in from the south. Rain heaviest near dawn with as much as a half an inch of rain falling, especially for coastal areas. Inland: 50-54, Beach: 56-58, Winds: N 10-15 mph.
SATURDAY: Cloudy & blustery with rain showers likely. Temps holding in the low to mid 60’s. An additional quarter of an inch of rain likely. Inland: 62-64, Beaches: 64-66, Winds: N 15-20 mph.
SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy with a few lingering rain showers early, especially along the coast. Highs in the mid to upper 60’s.
MARINE: There is a Small Craft Advisory in effect for area sound and coastal waters for winds out of the NNE at 25kts.
DISCUSSION: A strong area of high pressure continues to wedge in from the north. This is going to keep our highs today in the 60’s again with breezy conditions. Clouds will begin to glide in from the south today ahead of a coastal low. This area of low pressure has formed in the Gulf and as of early Friday morning, was moving across Florida dumping heavy rain. Tonight this system will slide up the coast towards us. This means we could see a few isolated showers across the east before dusk. Then overnight expect widespread rain with some heavy downpours. Rain will continue on Saturday with blustery conditions. Highest accumulations will be along the coast. The best news is there will be no weather threats with this system.
The coastal low will finally break the hold high pressure has had on us allowing us to warm up to about 68 on Sunday. But with the system still by the coast we will be under mostly cloudy skies.
We will return back to the low to mid 70’s with a majority of sunshine next week.