Memorial Weekend Weather

It's certainly a chilly one this go-around, but the afternoons themselves are quite pleasant.

Woohoo! Made it to the weekend!

That very annoying (and memorable in its own right) storm system is now out of our hair and the Sun is shining. Birds are chirping, and -- it's in the 30s!

Eesh! -- Well, to start Saturday morning anyway.

Charleston's record low for the day is 33°, and Huntington's is 37° so some of us may get close. What's happening is that a cold Canadian high pressure has dropped in behind the storm, funneling in this unseasonable chill. There is great news though: It's going to stick around for a little while, giving us wonderful afternoon weather.

NAM - Clouds / Pressure - Saturday Morning NAM - Clouds / Pressure - Saturday Afternoon

Early morning chill will throw up some early fog in some of the northern counties, but overall the day will be a sunny one. The models want to toss in some clouds in the afternoon, of the 'cold air cumulus' variety, but don't worry about any showers. Now that we're into late May, even 10-degrees below normal weather is still nice (upper 60s). All outdoor options are on the table today-- and I suspect more than a few weddings. It's my wedding anniversary today as well, so you picked a good date ;-)

We're hoping the rest of the holiday weekend is similarly quiet, though at times the sky will get clouded over.

NAM - Sunday Afternoon NAM - Monday Afternoon

Temperatures will be creeping warmer from Sunday to Monday. There is a chance of a shower sneaking into Memorial Day itself, but those are looking rather meager. The main batch of moisture is well to our north and it's just what rolls off the warm front. This means no one should be canceling any backyard barbecues and lining up for the Ironton Memorial Day parade will be just fine-- though still a little cool for the early risers.

You may also be happy to know that there aren't any swirling large-scale storms heading into town next week, just a few flits of showers here and there that are a minor part of a day here or there. The big take-away will be the warming temperatures to finish off the month.

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The right way to get ready for the unofficial start of summer :-)

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Have a great day everyone!

-B

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