A good inside-plans day ahead of us with rain in the forecast for a large chunk of the day. A strengthening area of low pressure will continue to provide enough energy for a steady rain to occur through the afternoon and evening hours. Questions arise when it comes to this evening as to if enough cool air can work into the area fast enough before the precipitation ends to switch the rain over to a little bit of snow. At this time, it appears more rain than snow will fall in the area. A few flakes could mix in this evening however accumulations are looking unlikely due to several factors including warm surface temperatures. Highs today will be limited to the lower 40s and with gusty northeast winds it will feel even cooler.
Rain will shut off late tonight with plenty of clouds remaining. We'll see some breaks in the clouds for Thursday however breezy and cooler conditions will remain with highs still stuck in the 40s.
We'll switch to a more southwesterly flow by the end of the week which will commence a major warm up that will make for a beautiful weekend ahead. Dry conditions and sunshine are expected Friday through much of Sunday with highs pushing into the 70s.
Early next week a front will approach the area on Monday. A few strong storms appear to be possible. We'll continue to monitor the threat over the coming days.