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Weather: May-Day Incoming Rain

May-Day: Incoming Rain

By Gerard Roe and Greg Lawson
Staff Meteorologists

Weather is dominated by a cutoff cyclonic circulation in the mid-troposphere, which has the consequence that nothing goes anywhere fast. We are left with multiple low pressure systems bringing intermittent showers with a few breaks in the clouds in between, basically a continuation of the pattern of the last few days. We may have to wait for an atmospheric blocking pattern over the west coast to break down and for the westerly jet to reestablish itself before the current miserable conditions will blow out to sea. This does not look like it will happen any time soon. Our bout of April showers appears to be a month late. On the upside, conditions are ripe for rainbows.

Today: Good chance of showers and drizzle. Chance of some sun showing through in between. Light southwesterly winds. High a dismal 59F (15C).

Tonight: Continued chance of rain. Low 52F (11C).

Wednesday: What to say? More of the same. High 60F (15C). Low 51F (9C).

Thursday: Some clearing possible. High around 65F (18C) Low 51F (9C).