Memorial Day weather was perfect, this week is going to get toasty. Scattered showers and pop-up thunderstorms this past week were not enough to pull us out of drought, but it was more than enough to turn the countryside green. This week will feel like summertime as bug swatting is sure to be back in our daily routine.
The weekend will start with temperatures nearing 100°F on Friday and Saturday, with lows in the mid 60s. Friday will be bright, sunny, and hot with S winds between 6 mph and 12 mph with 0% chance of rain. Saturday will sport a few clouds and S SSW winds up to 18 mph with a slight chance of scattered rain and/or thunderstorms in the evening. Winds will shift NNW around midnight.
It won’t be much cooler on Sunday with an expected high of 86°F and a low of 59°F. NNW N winds will be in excess of 20 mph before noon and will gradually die down to NNE E 8 mph in the late evening as the wind will shift E overnight. There is a 14% chance of precipitation overnight.
Monday is likely to reach 90°F with an early morning low of 63°F. Morning E SE winds of 10 mph will pick up in the afternoon to speeds near 20 mph. There is a 20% chance of scattered showers and/or pop-up thunderstorms.
Tuesday will be partly cloudy with a high of 88°F and a low of 61°F. Humidity will reach 71%, the highest humidity measurement this year to date. Expect S SSE winds to be kicking between 11 mph and 18 mph. There is at least a 25% likelihood of rainfall with nearly ideal conditions for thunderstorms to pop up. Late evening fog in the valleys is likely.
Wednesday will be partly sunny with a high in the mid 80s with a low of 60°F with SSE winds between 10 mph to 15 mph. There is a 28% likelihood of rain throughout the afternoon and into the night. Thursday appears to be the same but with a mid-morning rapid wind shift from NE to S with speeds between 10 mph to 18 mph. Expect a second rapid wind shift to NE around 6 p.m.
April showers bring May flowers; what do May flowers bring? Pilgrims. That’s the weather joke this week. Another special shout-out to Warren Ducheneaux for this week’s chuckle. Send your weather joke, picture, or story to firstname.lastname@example.org.