Low level moisture is trapped over our region as the low pressure that brought rain this weekend only slowly lifts away to the northeast. The result is some morning drizzle and showers and plenty of cloud cover. The precipitation should gradually end this morning, but the clouds will not begin to break up until late this afternoon or this evening. Any breaks in the clouds will probably be short lived as a warm front approaches from the southwest. This may bring a few more showers overnight, though the chances for rain look higher to the west. We may get some more sunshine Tuesday morning and early afternoon. Any sun we see will help set the stage for some thunderstorms during the afternoon hours. With strong winds aloft and a moist atmosphere, a few storms could become strong to severe with some heavy downpours. Isolated damaging winds, small hail and flooding problems are the main concern, but remain uncertain at this time.
Much of the remainder of the week will be unsettled with small, weak weather systems passing through. The exact timing of these systems is uncertain, but at this time, it looks like our best chances for dry weather and sun are Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Showers are more likely on Thursday and Saturday. Temperatures will remain below normal, but comfortable, with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s for most days this week. Friday and Sunday have the best chance at being near normal, assuming it stays dry and the sun makes an appearance.