Yesterday's storm gave us a beautiful rainbow but not much in the way of rainfall. While upwards of one to three inches of rain were expected, the storm generally dropped less than half an inch on the city and surrounding areas. With little chance of rain the next few days, September rainfall is going to wind up about three inches, or 70 percent, less than normal.
The lack of rain for the first weekend of fall is courtesy of the jet stream stretching way far north over the East Coast and a high pressure system on the ground. With those two conditions in place we should see abundant sunshine and unseasonably mild temperatures through Monday. This afternoon's high should reach the upper 70s. The city should warm to the low 80s tomorrow and perhaps even reach the mid 80s on Sunday.
Cloudier conditions will start to arrive on Monday ahead of an approaching cold front. The next chance of rain will be when that front passes through the region on Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to