Wow for Mom This Weekend!

Mother’s Day Weekend Earns the “T” Factor

It’s the single most important forecast of the whole year as moms across the Tri-State area prep for their big day. Given May is the wettest month of the year on average, it would be hard to avoid the mention of rain altogether! But frankly, the big picture this weekend is as bright as mom’s smile and as warm by day as her personality. When it cools at night, mom’s demeanor in handling the kids’ mischief comes to mind. Yeah, mom had the golden touch with me, how about you?

With the azalea and rhododendron in full bloom now, daytime highs this week have been in the hot 80s. Now thanks to a northeast breeze, I expect highs to stay in the comfy 70s both Saturday and Sunday. Those Northern breezes will allow nighttime temperatures to cool into the low 50s locally.

If you are treating mom to a trip to the beach, mom will sell sea-shells by the seashore in the face of a gusty onshore breeze. With ocean water temperatures still in the 60s, the breeze off the ocean will keep air temperatures in the pleasant 70s at Myrtle Beach. That sea breeze will demand a sweater when mom walks the famous Grand Strand boardwalk at night where temperatures in the 60s will feel cool due to the salty seaside breeze.

In the mountains, the flora are running 2 weeks behind the river valleys, but still looking mighty fine. If you are taking mom camping, nighttime lows in the 40s will have you snuggling under the sleeping bag with the stars shining brightly above. Mom will be able to pick out her favorite constellation and who knows, maybe see a shooting star or 2. After all, there is no bigger star in the world than our mothers!

So Happy Mothers Day weekend to all moms! Weather-wise, just think of your weekend as having the “T” factor bestowed upon it. The “T” is kind of like having my own personal Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. On Friday I will honor my mom with my annual White Carnation blog.


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