Rest of the work week: An increasingly rainy start to meteorological summer

/ May 31, 2021 at 8:48 PM

We’ll get June off to an increasingly rainy start as the dry high pressure which brought us two incredible days this weekend begins to break down. Expect to get much of Tuesday in rain-free, but a few showers will be possible in the afternoon and evening hours as a coastal trough begins to sharpen nearby and moisture begins to peek ashore. As we get into Wednesday, more moisture will overspread the area and shower and storm coverage will kick up a little bit. We’ll see this pattern persist into Thursday and Friday, with afternoon showers and storms becoming more likely each day, bringing some more much-needed rainfall to the area. If you didn’t get much with Saturday evening’s activity, you’ll more likely than not have some measurable rainfall by the end of the week.

High temperatures will remain at or ever-so-slightly below normal through the work week thanks to onshore flow and expected afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be creeping back toward 70° with the increasingly humid airmass in place. With June 1 marking the beginning of meteorological summer, it will be as if the humidity will be right on cue.