We have some beautiful weather today: sunshine and mid 60's. Then sadly some low clouds invade with the onshore flow of winds off the ocean. This will make for a darker and cloudier day Tue. It should stay dry. Maybe a misty feel to the air at worst.
Wednesday ought to stay mostly cloudy. But some partial sun is possible but the wind flow will become more SW and that ought to boost our temps back into the 60's.
Then the last of our series of rainstorms begins overnight Wed, Thu and ends by very early Fri. We are talking about heavy rain, winds, and much colder conditions afterward. Two concerns with this storm:
- Flooding: We have become wet again. The ground is wet. The streams are running higher. So localized flooding of your flood prone areas is quite possible. Clogged storm drains due to fallen leaves is another threat to consider. But widespread stream/river flooding is not likely at this time. 1.5 - 2" rain is not enough to cause that. (4"+ widespread might, but I don't see that happening).
- Winds: after the rain, our ground will be saturated and with strong gusty NW winds, there could be a concern for toppling trees. Again, not a big threat. But it could happen esp. when ground is wet and softer.
Behind this rainstorm ... it grows much colder. Highs on Fri will stay mild as it will likely be above 60 at midnight, but then the temps fall off into the 50's and hold there for most of the day. Saturday, with high pressure in control, and winds have died, temperatures will only rise into the mid and upper 40's. A freeze is looking likely for Sun morning.