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Get Used to Those 80s
Holiday Weekend Quite Warm

Josh Larson @ 10:00 AM

We'll look for abundant sunshine to prevail over the next several days with high temperatures today creeping up several degrees from yesterday's highs and several degrees more on Friday. You'll also notice a slight uptick in humidity levels, though it won't be anything too unusual for this time of year.


Forecast Confidence: MediumSunny + warmer. Today will be much like yesterday, but you'll notice afternoon high temperatures about 5 degrees higher as well as a slight increase in humidity levels. Look for abundant sunshine with afternoon highs in the low 80s and overnight lows in the upper 50s to low 60s under predominately clear skies.


Forecast Confidence: MediumEven milder. Look for continued mostly sunny skies on Friday with moderate levels of humidity and high temperatures climbing into the mid 80s in most locations. Mostly clear Friday night with lows in the low to mid 60s.

Memorial Day Weekend

For Confidence: High-Very HighWarmer still; more clouds. It looks fairly likely that the weather over the holiday weekend will feature seasonably warm, somewhat humid conditions, with most days being at least partly sunny with a slight (<25%) chance of widely scattered late day thundershowers.

Saturday will feature a blend of clouds and sun with a stray thundershower and highs in the mid to upper 80s with overnight lows in the mid 60s. Sunday will again feature a blend of clouds and sun with very warm temperatures perhaps approaching 90 in the warmest spots -- though somewhat cooler in the low to mid 80s for mountains and beaches. A rogue thundershower cannot totally be ruled out. Mostly clear Sunday night with lows in the mid 60s.

Memorial Day will feature more in the way of cloud cover -- we'll call it partly sunny -- with a slight chance of a late day shower or thunderstorms with highs for the most part in the low to mid 80s and overnight lows in the 60s.

Pattern Overview

A large ridge of high pressure centered over the eastern third of the nation over the next 5 days will allow for mostly sunny, predominately dry, and seasonably warm temperatures for the rest of the week and the Memorial Day Weekend. An approaching trough of low pressure from the northwest -- and associated cold front -- will enhance the risk of showers and thunderstorms on Monday and Tuesday; thereafter, temperatures are likely to drop a few degrees for the end of the week.

Pictured above: high pressure firmly in control over the eastern US will allow for pretty benign holiday weekend weather; courtesy


Next week's forecast
Forecast highs/lows: 82/63 (normal = 80/61)
Forecast precip: Near normal?

Forecast Confidence: High-Very HighWe'll look for more clouds than sun on back-to-work Tuesday, with a 50/50 chance for showers and thunderstorms associated with the aforementioned cold front; look for highs near 80 with overnight lows in the mid 60s. Wednesday will feature mostly sunny skies with dry weather expected and highs from 80-85 and overnight lows in the low to mid 60s. From this far vantage point, Thursday and Friday look like they may feature an increase in clouds with a chance of scattered showers or thunderstorms primarily in the afternoon/evening, with slightly cooler highs near 80 and overnight lows in the low 60s.

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