Rain and cooler weather for Southcentral Thursday
After several days of sunshine and highs near 60, the warmth takes a backseat to the forecast. High pressure, which has largely been in control of our weather across Southcentral the past few days will gradually shift south. This will open the door for clouds, moisture and cooler temperatures to return to the region. This is good news for the numerous fires that have occurred across the state, as wildfire season continues to ramp up.
Cloudy skies will return to Southcentral through the night, with intermittent showers through the day Thursday. Rain won't be heavy, but will be steady at times through the morning hours Thursday. You'll want to keep that umbrella handy if you happen to catch yourself heading outside. The rain will be short-lived and come to an end into early Friday morning, with the cool and pleasant conditions sticking around.
After morning clouds Friday, sunshine will return to the region. Even with that being the case, temperatures will only climb into the lower 50s as we close out this week. Although it will be a cooler weekend, it's shaping up to be a dry one. Our next chance of rain doesn't arrive until the middle of next week, with highs staying in the low to mid 50s.
Have a great rest of the week!
Meteorologist Aaron Morrison