Today will feature cool and unsettled weather as an upper level low drifts overhead. Satellite imagery this morning shows sunny skies confined to the coastal plain, with overcast conditions elsewhere. Sunshine should briefly expand into the foothills this afternoon before instability from daytime heating results in more cloud development. That instability will also fuel some showers across the area, particularly in the foothills where the best combination of mild surface temps, cold air aloft, and upper level energy will be located. Some of these showers may produce a rumble of thunder along with graupel or small hail. Showers will die down quickly this evening as temps dip after sunset.
Highs will fall generally in the 50’s today, but temps in any one place will be highly dependent on the location of individual pop-up showers. Areas that see showers will see temps fall this afternoon, while areas that stay dry will also stay warmer.