Was your Sunday morning slumber interrupted by the sound of thunder? Unusual, but not unheard of, according to retired NWS meteorologist Jim Lushine: Thunder is heard on average about every other afternoon during our rainy season, but it is less common to hear it in the morning before the atmosphere is destabilized by daytime heating. Early Sunday, an approaching cold front was the culprit — and with the front lingering nearby, more thunder is likely today and tomorrow
And that’s just what the NWS forecast is calling for:
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Southeast wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southeast wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm after midnight. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the morning. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Light southwest wind.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Mostly clear, with a low around 68. Light west wind.
Sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.