Weather 5-17-18

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An area of low pressure directly over Washington is embedded in between an area of high pressure to the west and high pressure to the east. This will allow for unsettled weather to fire up late this afternoon and early tonight. We will also see steady wind today between 10-20 mph with increasing clouds as the weather system moves closer to our area. We have a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms tonight and a 70% chance on Friday. Some thunderstorms may be accompanied by heavy rain and gusty winds. We will also see a 30% chance of lingering showers Friday night before things begin to dry out on Saturday.

We will start the weekend on Saturday with mostly cloudy skies but should clear out by afternoon with highs in the mid-70’s. A weak weather trough moves through our area on Sunday with just a slight chance of showers in the afternoon.

On Monday and into early next week, a high-pressure ridge off the west coast will flop over the region bringing mostly dry conditions and much warmer temperatures. High temperatures on Monday through the middle of next week will climb into the mid and upper 80’s.