Sunday proved to be the nicest day of the spring so far…with sunshine dominating for a good chunk of the day and temperatures soaring to 65 to 70F during the midday and early afternoon hours across most of the Cape. However, a storm system advancing toward the region from the west brought a sudden increase in clouds during the afternoon and showers and drizzle broke out across the area quickly thereafter. Off and on wet weather (and areas of dense fog) persisted through the overnight hours and eventually transitioned to a period of heavy downpours and passing thunderstorms this morning.
Thankfully, that activity is shifting seaward and drier air is working in from the west. Consequently, brighter skies will begin to develop during the afternoon hours and we should see some holes in the overcast and splashes of sunshine later today. Temperatures will remain quite mild…in the 50s and lower 60s…making for a decent mid and late afternoon around the area (despite the gray, dreary start to Monday).
Unfortunately, one downside to the afternoon weather will be a strong, gusty wind. As drier air sweeps eastward, gusty winds will develop this afternoon and persist through tonight and into Tuesday. A few wind gusts over 40 mph are possible at times. A Wind Advisory is posted.