The wet weather continues! Today is only the sixth day of the month, but with half-an-inch of rain falling this morning May will soon have more rainfall than all of April. The current round of rain is being delivered by a stacked atmosphere. A low pressure system just south of the city is directly underneath a trough of low pressure, causing the storm to swirl about itself rather than move around. The result is round after round of rain at least through the early evening hours. The heavy clouds and easterly wind will keep temperatures down to the lower 50s this afternoon.
Warmer weather will return for the weekend, with highs reaching the lower 60s tomorrow and mid 60s on Sunday. That's still a few degrees below normal, but we're getting closer. Mostly cloudy skies are expected from tomorrow into Sunday morning, and we could see more rain, but drier air should arrive once a cold front passes on Sunday, and we might even see some sun later in the day.
Monday looks to be mostly sunny and warm with a high in the lower 70s. Early indications are that Monday will be the driest day next week. A warm front is expected to stall nearby, bringing clouds and the occasional rain shower for the middle of the week. At least the temperatures are expected to range from the upper 60s to lower 70s, which is normal for the second week of May.