Today is similar to yesterday. This morning begins with coastal showers and thunderstorms that will bring locally heavy rain to areas along and south of the Interstate-10 corridor. Rain chances will be around 50 percent. Heading into the afternoon, expect more scattered showers and thunderstorms to pop up over the inland counties. These areas will also have a 50 percent rain chance but the timing will be focused during the midday and afternoon.
In between showers today, expect pockets of sunshine. High temperatures should top out near 90 degrees. Places that see a lot of rain will be held to the upper 80’s. It’s also a breezy day as with southeast winds gusting to 20 mph. Tonight the thunderstorms fade but a few showers may linger around. Low temperatures will reach the mid 70’s.
Tuesday will be a wet day. Rain chances increase to 60 percent or more. It won’t be a complete washout but there will be periods of widespread showers. More persistent cloud coverage and showers will keep temperatures in the upper 80’s or near 90. We may warm a little bit if we can decrease our rain chances later this week.
The Tropics: The tropics are quiet with no formations likely in the next five days.