What's that shiny object in the sky? Don't look, you'll hurt your eyes, but we have it on good authority it is the sun. High pressure will give the city a day or so of clear skies before clouds and more rain return. Speaking of rain, 9.61 inches has fallen so far this month, making it the fourth wettest August on record. Assuming the forecast is accurate (ha!) we should easily surpass 1927 to move into third place by the weekend. Almost three inches of rain is needed to break 1990's record of 12.36 inches. Can we do it?
Not today, as it will be sunny and warm with a high in the mid to upper 80s. Clear skies may stick around until tomorrow morning but clouds are likely to build up fairly quickly as a weak cold front approaches. Increasing moisture and unstable air add up to a good chance of showers and thunderstorms Thursday afternoon. Some of those storms could be intense.
Showers and thunderstorms will linger through Friday as a low pressure system makes its way up the coast along the frontal boundary. The Weather Channel says the rain will continue into the weekend but we're not sure where they're getting that from, so let's trust the National Weather Service when they say Saturday should be mostly sunny and Sunday partly sunny with highs in the mid 80s.