Wednesday forecast headlines include showers, some thunder, and wetter days ahead.
Rain is starting to move into our coastal communities. We may see a few showers this morning, then a good chance of showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and early evening. Computer model forecast shows a mostly quiet morning with a few coastal showers through lunchtime. Rain chance increases during the afternoon and the showers spread inland from the coast. There is a 50% chance of needing your Greene and Phillips umbrella today.
Scattered showers this afternoon should hold temperatures in the mid to upper eighties.
Area rivers are still flooding. Most have already crested or are cresting now and should be back within their banks Thursday and Friday.
Beach forecast includes surf 1 to 2 feet, water temperature 82°, and a moderate risk of rip currents. Download the News 5 free weather app to know where showers and thunderstorms are during the day today.
The tropics are quiet. The area of low pressure that we’ve been watching near the African coast doesn’t look like it will develop in the next few days.
Extended outlook includes increasing rain chances for today, tomorrow, and Friday, with scattered afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms for the weekend and early next week. Highs warm back into the upper eighties by Saturday and Sunday with lows in the low seventies.