Skies will average out partly to mostly sunny today and temperatures will top out well into the 60s across most of the Cape…possibly touching 70F in a few lucky spots. Despite a busy north and northwest wind at times (which will keep some bay-side locations a bit chillier), today is likely to go down as the nicest day of the work week (the weather wasn’t terrible this week but the abundance of low clouds, fog and mist that plagued most of us on a daily basis made for some cool, damp conditions at times).
Unfortunately, today’s nice weather won’t stick around for too long as the first half of the weekend is looking far less pleasant.A wave of low pressure will ride eastward from the Ohio Valley tonight and pass south of New England during the day on Saturday. This incoming storm center will spread a shield of clouds into the area tonight and Saturday morning, with showers developing quickly thereafter. Light sprinkles and showers Saturday morning will eventually transition into a steady rain over the course of the day on Saturday, with even a few embedded pockets of heavier rain possible Saturday afternoon. All the while, east winds will be funneling cooler air into the region, causing temperatures to fall as the rain gets steadier. In fact, by Saturday afternoon it’s quite possible that most of the Cape has dropped to 50F or lower.
Rainfall totals on the order of 1/4 to 3/4 of an inch are anticipated around the area.
Conditions will slowly improve Saturday night with better – albeit not perfect – weather anticipated for Mother’s Day.