Review: Not too shabby this past week. Got through the frost/freeze and are safe until fall now. Wed and Sat were the biggest errors. Wed especially as the warm front moved faster by 12 hours. A little slower and I would have nailed it. Oh well. Sat was cloudier but basically dry except for a few sprinkles here and there.
This next week will be a challenge. I will have to lump days together as you will see. Not a cold week, not a hot week. Not an all day every day rainy week either, but certainly not dry either. No severe weather, but thunderstorms will be possible. Good news is it should clear for a beautiful Sun and Memorial Day.
This is how I see it:
Sun – Mon: No real sunshine expected. Lots of clouds, with some light rain showers possible. Nothing significant, but it could rain hard for a brief time, then again some neighborhoods could stay dry. Light winds out of the ESE. Highs in the 60s to near 70 with mild nights as temps stay near 60.
Tue – Wed: Still mostly cloudy, but some sunshine will peek through. It will be more humid, with a better chance of more organized showers. Most of the time will be dry, however. The best chance appears to be Tue night through Wed. Temps will be milder with highs into the middle 70s unless big breaks in the clouds appear then lower to middle 80s but only if big breaks in the overcast appear.
Thu – Fri: This should be the wettest period, as a system comes through from the west. Showers and storms are likely with some heavier rain. A good 1” soaking is expected over these two days. Temps could be warm with enough sunshine, but it will be humid for May. Highs near 80-85 Thu and middle 70s Fri with lows in the 60s.
Sat – Sun – Mon: Memorial Day weekend may start off with some clouds and a chance for showers on Sat, but then BEAUTIFUL as a big area of high pressure moves in over us bringing refreshing and seasonal air for us. Highs Sat near 70 with clearing skies. Highs Sun in the upper 60s and Mon into the low 70s with lots of sunshine both days. Cool nights into the 40s.
Hint thru June 1: Big weekend for graduations and parties. The picture is rather muddled, although I am leaning toward a nice start with warming temps into the 80s possibly, followed by unsettled with showers/storms by the end of the week bringing in cooler weather into and during the weekend.
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.