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sUNDAY, june 25th, 2017 

 Happy Sunday! Here's what to expect for today and for the work week. :)

As we know the last couple of weeks have been dominated by a south-southwesterly flow that's brought an abundance of heat, humidity, and rainfall to the region, but all things come and go. It does seem that we are on the verge of a new  and much more benign pattern! Model projections from the GFS and Euro have been consistent on a couple of things in the week ahead for the past 2-3 days:

  • Lower humidity due to predominantly westerly flow, which won't impact the daily highs or lows much.
  • A mainly dry cold frontal passage.
  • Overall a cap on precipitation probabilities as necessary moisture is stunted. 

Short Term Forecast (Sunday)

Sayonara, Tropical Storm Cindy! Hello, sunshine! There is a chance of patchy fog for the region early this morning, but this will quickly subside after sunrise. You can expect absolutely beautiful conditions today with mostly sunny skies, high in the mid 80's, light northwesterly wind, and no chance of precipitation in the forecast. Outside might be a bit wet from all of the rain, but it might be nice to find yourself outside today as long as you put on sunscreen. :) Tonight we will have partly cloudy conditions with a low hovering just around 60 degrees.

Mid Term Forecast (Monday-WedNesday)

Monday through Wednesday will be all very similar in experience as each day will have a daily high in the low 80's, nightly low in the upper 50's/low 60's, mostly sunny skies, and west-northwesterly winds of around 5-10 mph. Tuesday is when you can expect the "mainly dry" cold frontal passage to occur. There is enough lift to produce a few isolated rain showers, but the available moisture should be overall pretty limited, so we aren't expecting much from this event and will leave our max precipitation probability at 20% for now. 

Long Term Forecast (Thursday-Saturday)

Likewise to the Mid Term Forecasting block, Thursday through Saturday will be very similar experiences with daily highs in the upper 80's, nightly lows in the 60's, south-southwesterly winds, mostly sunny skies in the day and partly cloudy skies in the evenings. Chances of convective storms bump back up to a 30% chance on Friday as humidity re-enters the area. A quasi-stationary cold front enters on Saturday and lingers Sunday bringing a 40% chance of rain and thunderstorms for the region. 

As noted before, we look to be settling into a more benign period for the first part of the week, so enjoy the sunshine and break from the rain while it lasts. 

Thanks for reading. God bless.

Sinead Lockhart

Foothills Weather Network