After a wet and thundery first half of May, the merriest of months seems to have thrown in the towel on shower making. How else to describe our sudden and welcome change to dryness?
Turns out the 3” of rain that fell in the first 14 days of the month has finally dried out enough for farmers to do some hay cutting. Now we look ahead to a warm and dry weekend that should be nearly perfect for outdoor events.
Take tonight when the Charley West Blues Fest is underway in Charleston and the Lincoln County Relay for Life is counting the laps for runners at Lions Field.
In a pattern more typical of September, clear and comfy nights with temperatures in the 50s at sunrise will feel fine while patchy valley fog and heavy dew will coat golf course fairways and greens in a thick mist.
A word of caution for sun worshipers enjoying the WV state track and field meet at Laidley, the Matewan Heritage Day events on the Tug River (11am and 3pm Massacre reenactments) and the noon Armed Services parade on the Indian Mound in South Charleston. Slap on your SPF 30 since the late May sun can burn you to a crisp!
Art in the Park visitors to Ritter Park can get away without sunscreen as long as you stay under the comfy shade of one of America’s prettiest and tidiest parks.
And don't be fooled by the somewhat cooler air in Buckhannon for the Strawberry Festival this weekend. Skies will trend bright with fair weather clouds dancing overhead. Highs will crest just below 80 for the Grand Parade on Saturday.
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By Sunday, an afternoon shield of clouds will be backing in from the east thanks to a storm that will send gusty squalls across the Myrtle Beach Grand Strand all weekend long. So along and east of I-77, clouds will compete with OL Sol for top billing. Highs in the low 80s will see us safely through the weekend.
As for hay farmers, I am sensing the air will turn more humid by Monday afternoon and Tuesday. So at some point a shower or thundershower will creep into the forecast. So if you cut Thursday or Friday, your hay will cure fine. If you have not yet cut, your decision to cut and bail on Saturday should consider the risk of rain early in the new week.
So enjoy the weekend as the weather will cooperate with your outdoor plans!