Ooh, there's a different weather pattern this week. After many weeks of storms generally staying well to our north and dragging mostly dry cold fronts through our area we are in for a coastal storm tomorrow. That storm is off the South Carolina coast this morning, and will ride the southerly winds circulating around a departing high pressure system to give us a rainy Tuesday.

Before that happens look for increasingly cloudy skies this afternoon. Our early afternoon high will be in the lower 60s. Moon rise is at 5:13 p.m. but viewing the supermoon is going to be iffy at best with all the cloud cover.

By tomorrow morning the storm will be centered near Cape May. As it moves northward during the day it is expected to drop a quarter-inch or so of rainfall across the city but much lower amounts upstate. That latter bit is important because the city's reservoir levels are getting quite low. As of a week ago the reservoirs were at 60 percent of capacity, which is way under the normal of 75 percent. Tuesday's high will be in the mid 50s.

The storm will be followed by a few days of, you guessed it, sunny, warm weather. Look for a high in the upper 50s on Wednesday, near 60 on Thursday and possibly even the mid 60s on Friday. Seasonable temperatures are expected to return by Sunday followed by potentially crappy weather early next week, but it is too early for a detailed forecast.