Good Memorial Day weekend everyone! I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated the site, but I’m going to begin updating daily again.
Like the past few days pop-up showers and thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon as highs top out in the upper 80s. Yesterday, we saw that these storms can produce copious amounts of rain if they remain stationary, so flash flooding may be an issue if storms form this afternoon. If you come to a flooded roadway, turn around and find an alternate route.
Temperatures will cool into the mid to upper 60s overnight as any thunderstorms that form should wane after sunset.
Rinse and Repeat Sunday
Another hot day is expected Sunday as upper level ridging works into the region. A pretty monotonous surface pattern will once again lead to highs in the upper 80s and a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. Again, these pop-up storms should remain fairly isolated across the region.
Clouds will work into the region from the south overnight. This will lead to mild low temperatures dropping only into the low 70s.
Memorial Day Forecast
Some clouds should remain in place on Memorial Day. This may help keep temperatures from getting too hot as highs will likely top out in the mid 80s. An isolated, pop-up afternoon storm may once again be possible. Overall, it appears a very nice Memorial Day is on tap. Calm winds may give way to an easterly breeze in the afternoon. Some gusty easterly winds may be possible on area lakes.
Trouble in the Tropics
Looking ahead, the main area of concern comes in the Tuesday through Wednesday forecast. Subtropical Storm Alberto has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and will likely move in our direction over the next few days.
Rainfall and gusty winds will be the main concern as the remnants track across the region. Current forecasts call for 1-3″ of rain for the region over the next 7 days. A wobble in the track of Alberto can change this amount so stay tuned to later forecasts.
That should wrap up this forecast. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Saturday!
-Meteorologist Jacob Wilkins