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Forecast: Partly cloud, warm and a few isolated showers

2:09 PM, Feb 25, 2013   |    comments
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 Monday afternoon will see periods of steamy sunshine, with high temps warming into the mid 80's.  Rain chances along with isolated storms will be possible beginning this afternoon.

     A strong cold front will move into the area late tonight through Tuesday morning, bringing with it a 70% chance of showers and storms.  Some of the storms could be strong, with heavy downpours, gusty winds, and frequent lightning., The front will be south of the region by Tuesday evening, with gusty northwest winds moving in behind the front.   A reinforcing shot of cooler air on Thursday will keep temperatures well below average Thursday through Sunday.

Monday A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 12 pm. Areas of dense fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 83. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Monday Night A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. South southeast wind around 10 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. Southwest wind 11 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday Night Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers between 8pm and 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. West wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. West northwest wind 8 to 11 mph.

Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. West northwest wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.

Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 63.

Sunday Partly sunny, with a high near 59.