Clouds broke apart Sunday morning and yielded to lots of sunshine during the second half of the day. As winds quieted down over the course of the afternoon, temperatures were able to make a nice recovery from the early morning chill and topped out in the upper 40s to around 50F late in the day.
Sunday afternoon’s nice weather will carry over into the start of the work week. We’ll get to enjoy a good deal of sunshine and temperatures in the upper 40s and lower 50s today…though an afternoon sea breeze may knock temperatures back several degrees, especially along the water’s edge.
Unfortunately, our run of nice weather won’t last too long as another moisture-loaded storm system is making its way toward the region and will arrive later tonight and linger through the day on Tuesday. With that in mind, expect clouds to lower and thicken tonight and for showers to approach the area near or shortly after dawn, with rain overspreading the area shortly thereafter. Rain and embedded downpours will cross the area throughout most of the day on Tuesday, yielding another solid 1/2 to 1 inch of rain across the Cape by the time precipitation tapers down late in the day and into the evening…with the chance that some spots come in a bit higher than that given the likelihood of some downpours crossing the area (maybe a few rumbles of thunder?).
As the storm system approaches the region a period of strong gusty southeast winds is likely, with a few gusts in excess of 40 mph possible for a few hours Tuesday afternoon.