Yes, the opening weekend of summer, or so it has been said for many years. Memorial Day is important so please DO NOT FORGET IT!
Take a moment and offer a pray of thanksgiving for those who laid their life down for the freedom we enjoy; give thanks for the One who died to give us eternal freedom.
Now for the weather on that day, it most certainly will NOT be ripping hot. It actually looks pretty decent at this time with seasonal temps too. But that is a week away. We have several days to go through before Memorial Day. So here are some expectations.
Tuesday: Sunny start, some clouds later in the day. Warmer with temps into the middle 70s. Some showers are possible very late in the day and evening. I expect it to stay pretty dry over night with more humid conditions approaching. Lows in the 50s.
Wednesday: Pretty cloudy. Toughest day to forecast this week. An area of showers/storms should be approaching from our west. This is usually a poor position for these types of events to give us significant rain. Thus some light showers are possible early. If it does rain, then it will be cooler than it may be cooler than I think right now.) It will be cloudy and relatively cool. High around 70. Showers/storms are much more likely during the evening and early part of the night. Low in the lower 60s.
Thursday- Saturday: Very similar each day. Clouds and sunshine with possible pop up showers in the afternoon. Mainly dry most of the time. Highs from 70-75 and lows in the middle 40s most mornings.
Sunday-Monday: Mostly sunny and nice. Highs in the 75-80 and lows near 50.
Some warmth will be building as we head toward the first days of June. I would expect temps to rise a few degrees either side of 85 for a couple of days late in the week (Thu – Sat for example) after Memorial Day.
It does appear that May will end up being pretty much average to slightly above average, but on the dry side over all. One big rain storm, but lots of dry weather. Will that be a theme as we head into June and July? Often times May has little correlation with the summer. So we shall see …
Pastor Terry. He received his bachelors degree in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oneonta, in 1994. The education continued as a hobby by reading the blogs of some of the best forecasters in the business. Although forceasting the weather is an imperfect science, it is a pleasure to follow what the Creator has made.