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Wednesday: Maybe a stray shower, but a decent spring day under onshore flow

/ May 18, 2021 at 9:08 PM

Wednesday looks quite a bit like today: a mix of clouds and sun with temperatures right around normal for mid-May. Much like today, a little bit of troughiness on the periphery of high pressure will come ashore during the day, potentially being a touchpoint for a shower or two. Don’t expect much in the way of widespread measurable rainfall — the vast majority of us will remain dry. Highs will top out in the low 80s away from the locally cooler coastline, and low 60s dewpoints will be reasonably comfortable.

After tomorrow, high pressure will take even firmer control of our weather. Expect temperatures to steadily rise into the end of the week through the weekend; we’re very likely going to see our first 90° days of the year beginning Sunday, with a bit of a heat wave persisting into next week as highs approach the mid-90s. It’ll certainly be the warmest stretch of 2021 thus far. Suffice to say, it’s safe to stow the winter wear for a few months!