May to Go Out in Style

After one of the wettest months in several years, May is about to charm us with it's finale. Still TC says it is not totally clear sailing yet for the weekend.


Weekend Weather a Winner

Wow, what a sunset tonight! Clouds vanished and the baby blue sky had an attitude as Ol Sol put on a celestial show at 8:45. Now the stars are twinkling brightly and the air has a comfy feel. ACs will turn off tonight and many will grab for a blanket for the first time this week. Lows in the cozy 50s are expected.

Before I get you too excited about the weekend’s weather though, I add a word of caution. Saturday’s late day sky will begin to cloud up and the heavens will threaten by dusk. Parts of the area will get a brief but strong evening thunder squall with a half hour gusty downpour and even some pea sized hail.

Aside from this possible sudden shower, the weather should cooperate this weekend.

Saturday and Sunday will feature bountiful sunshine with a warm and gusty breeze sweetly caressing the spring flowers. The geraniums, impatiens and zinnias are looking fine while the azalea and rhododendron are fading.

If you are lacing up your New Balance shoes for the Covenant House 5K run in Charleston on Saturday morning, a light jacket will come in handy for registration (temperatures in the 50s). By race time, shirt sleeves will be the fashion.

By 11AM the action shifts to Coonskin for the annual “Bark in the Park” pet costume show. Load up with sun block to protect yourself against the dynamic late May sun. Yes, even some pets need a sun screen as I have learned at county fairs where pigs can get a bad sunburn.

Of course the hair of a cat or dog will protect them from a burn, but not so fair skinned people and pooches noses.

Day number two of the Country Music Highway Yard Sale also is looking fine, though I remind vendors to watch the west horizon in case the squall I am expecting tries to come in before the 5 PM break down time.

Sunday has earned my seal of approval as a TC top 10 day. Why you ask? Simple, plenty of golden sunshine in a sapphire setting is on tap and Sunday is my golf day! I am playing Sugarwood from the blue tees where breaking 90 would be so fine! Don’t count on it.

To recap, a real winner this last weekend of May though Saturday night could pose a speed bump. If you are planning an outdoor graduation party on Saturday evening, have a contingency plan to move festivities inside quickly if the heavens threaten, the wind freshens and the fragrance of rain fills the air.
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