Mainly Gray Today. Showers Likely Tomorrow

A weak frontal zone slid through the area last night, bringing light showers and areas of mist and drizzle to the region overnight. Most of the Cape picked up between 1/10 and 2/10 of an inch of precipitation from the intermittent shower activity.

While this initial area of moisture has shifted eastward, plenty of clouds remain in its wake and another front is poised to approach the region tonight and Friday. Consequently, skies will average out mostly cloudy today and there may be some areas of fog and mist around for a time (especially this morning). Temperatures, thankfully, won’t be as chilly as Wednesday as readings will climb into the middle to upper 50s for afternoon highs.

A second round of wet weather is expected to pass over the area very late tonight and into the day on Friday, bringing a renewed threat for showers as we close out the work week. This follow-up wave of moisture looks a bit “healthier” than it’s Wednesday/Thursday predecessor and should deliver a more widespread 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch of rain to the Cape by the time precipitation tapers off Friday afternoon and evening…with an outside shot that some heavier downpours slide over the area Friday afternoon and bump the totals a bit higher than that.

The 3KM NAM simulated radar imagery for Friday gives a general sense of how the precipitation shield should evolve across the area (you may have to click the image to animate it):

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