The sunshine on Monday will be followed by several days of cloudy and potentially off and on rain showers. The computer models are not in sync about the timing of the rain ahead, but all are in agreement that there will be rain. Putting all the pieces together my forecast is calling for the potential for off and on rain showers on Tuesday, a break on Wednesday with more rain late on Thursday and into Friday.
Earlier today the threat for rapid fire growth was high in the region and the NWS is making folks aware of the potential dangers this afternoon with a Special Weather Statement. Dry air and breezy conditions combined for a dangerous scenario today as the Statement was in place until 6 pm. Remember, there is the burn ban in place until April 30th which states that there in no open burning until after 4 pm each day. The 4 pm time frame is set up because at this time of year the temperatures are cooler at that time of day and the humidity levels rise up closer to sunset. These are guidelines not etched in stone as the weather service will update each day individually to give us the safest parameters to follow during the ban.
As for the forecast, the rain will be off and on most of the rest of the week. The rain is expected to be spotty on Tuesday with little in the way of soaking rains. The forecast for Wednesday has the rain holding off in most models under a mix of clouds and sunshine. The rain is expected to return late Thursday and should be the most robust overnight into Friday. Some clearing is expected Friday and into Saturday before more rain arrives on Saturday afternoon. All this seems to be very specific, but it is all subject to change. What will be consistent with this forecast is the on again off again nature of the rain. The one constant this week should be the above normal temperatures. I expect temps to be in the upper 60s to low 70s until Saturday.
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