Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion:
Clouds have been breaking up most of the afternoon leading up to a nice night to check out the second day of the Eta Aquaraids early Wednesday morning. There’ll be up to 30 meteors per hour peaking in the pre-dawn hours. For more information on the shower, check out: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/watchtheskies/eta-aquarids-ustream-2014.html#.U2g1QoFdXBZ
Looking good for Wednesday with a quick moving ridge of high pressure sliding overhead. Morning clouds will be gone quickly into the afternoon and highs likely able to bump back up into the upper 60s and plenty of afternoon sunshine. The next storm is back on Thursday with more rain for the coast and valleys and wet snow mixing in the mountains down to around 5000 feet. Friday also looks to stay cool and showery as the trough (the dip in the jetstream with a low pressure center) with highs really struggling to get into the low 60s.
The weekend starts wet but should dry out late. Saturday another trough of low pressure brings lightly scattered showers and then finally starting to dry out Sunday evening and early next week. In fact, early long range models are hinting at a nice warm up again by next Tuesday, possibly back into the 70s areawide!
Have a great Tuesday night!
– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton
Do you have a weather question you’ve always wanted to ask a meteorologist? Now’s your chance! Submit your questions here, and I might answer them on air.