After a stretch of nice weather, things are going downhill as we finish out the week. A storm system approaching Friday will washout any outdoor plans. The good news is the heaviest rain will be over before the weekend starts, the bad news is the weekend and into next week will remain cool and unsettled.

Sunshine will give way to clouds on Thursday ahead of the next storm system. A steady onshore flow will keep temperatures in the upper 50s. Any rain will hold off until Thursday night after midnight.

High Temperatures For Thursday.

Rain will be heavy at times on Friday along with a band of gusty t’storms arriving around midday. Southerly winds will help temperatures climb back into the 60s.

Computer models show a line of gusty t’storms moving through Friday. (

Total rainfall amounts should exceed 1″+. With heavy downpours expected, localized street flooding could occur.

Saturday, the big question is…will it rain? Once the storm moves through on Friday, a trough of low pressure will settle in for the weekend. Expect a sun mixing with clouds on Saturday with the threat of a few showers late in the day. It is too soon to see if any showers will effect outdoor plans, but odds favor a mainly dry day.  Unseasonably cool air from Canada will spill into the region keeping daytimes temperatures in low 60s.  A great day for a light sweatshirt.

The trough of low pressure will keep us cool into early next week with highs only expected to be in the 50s.