Will the rain and cold ever end?

Yes, yes it will. We don't live in Alaska!

Posted: May. 14, 2019 4:51 PM

We've hit rock bottom today, with temperatures stuck in the 40s and widespread rain.  It is mid May, and temperatures can only go up from here.  The change begins tomorrow and continues through the end of the week, with warmer weather in sight!

We'll have to get through drizzle and fog tonight, so be careful if you're driving late this evening and early tonight.  The higher elevations tend to see the thickest fog in these scenarios.  The rain ends tonight, with overnight lows in the upper 30s.

Wednesday looks much warmer and much drier compared to today.  While we can't promise a 100% dry afternoon and evening for all of the region, it should be quite a bit nicer than today.  A weak trough drives through the region tomorrow evening, sparking a few showers, especially north and east of the region.  In drier conditions, this trough might have moved through unnoticed, but the soil is so wet that any lifting of air brings a chance of rain.  Yes, rain can lead to more rain!

A ridge of high pressure sneaks in Thursday, bringing much more sunshine.  High temperatures climb into the low 60s.

The next widespread steady rain event arrives on Friday, but is expected to end before Saturday.

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