Pinpoint Weather: Clouds, mist, drizzle and rain define the weekend

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A weak wedge is in place which usually translates into at least 10 shades of gray.

The polar opposite of last weekend as there will be little chance for sunshine and a good chance for light rain and drizzle.  There is a chance for some periods of heavy rain on Sunday evening as a cold front moves in from the west and north.  The showers on will be light to start the day Sunday, but as the front moves through late in the afternoon the rain may get a bit robust. 

Today will be a gray day with the chance for light rain and drizzle as weak wedge of cool air develops.  When we get the cool air damming up against the mountains the forecast is usually a cloudy and drizzly period.  This should be no different Saturday as the moisture is in place for the low-level clouds, fog and drizzle.  The temps will be a few degrees below normal, only topping out in the low to middle 70s (normal is around 80).

Sunday will bring about a bit of a change in the pattern, but the results will be similar. There is a cold front expected to cross over the mountains late in the day Sunday. That will ignite some rain showers and maybe a few storms as the cooler air meets with the milder air in place.  The main result should be periods of heavy rain and even a few thunderstorms, minor flooding is also possible.  Highs on Sunday should be back near normal, as a bit warmer air arrives ahead of the frontal passage.

Monday should be the last in the string of rainy forecasts.  There is the chance that we may get some rain continuing into the early morning before dry air arrives and scours out the mist.  I expect to see the mist and rain ending by the late morning or early afternoon and there is hope of a little sunshine late in the day. Temps only rebound into the low 80s as the dry air may be on the cool side.

Tuesday and Wednesday look quiet and dry with temps in the 70s and plenty of solar energy to tap into for a while. Rain may not return for a while, so it is good to get the soaking we are expecting this weekend.

The Tropics are getting very interesting again as a Tropical Depression was pronounced off the coast of Miami Friday afternoon and is expected to cross Alligator Alley on the way to the Gulf Side.  Kick out and may become Sally, if the storm off the coast of Africa doesn’t become a Tropical Storm first. 

Paulette is looking to gain power and cause trouble for Bermuda. She may become a Cat 2 as she pushes over the island, then head north and east toward Greenland.

Rene is awkwardly meandering in the middle of the Atlantic and has to wait until Paulette clears before making a move west. 

A couple of areas of interest are brewing as well.  Two off the coast of Africa and another curiosity in the Gulf of Mexico.  You really can’t tell the players without a scorecard.

All the information can be found right here on Tracking the Tropics

Stay safe and healthy

John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist

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