Sunday saw passing showers across the region, although they were rather scant in intensity and coverage. As one round of rain fades Sunday evening, another approaches for Monday as a low pressure system rides up from the south. The highest coverage of rain will be across southern and eastern parts of the region, but timing and location are ultimately key. Rain chances turn scattered on Tuesday and Wednesday, another instance of timing and location. By Thursday, showers and storms become more widespread, lingering into Friday morning before clearing. This times out perfectly for dry weather to return for what looks like the entirety of the Memorial Day weekend.
After a couple 90-degree days to finish out the third week in May, the fourth week of the month starts with a cooling trend as a cold front crosses on Sunday, also bringing the opportunity for showers and storms to pass. The week ahead stays generally cooler (or, more seasonable) overall with several chances for rain, although plenty of dry hours will still be seen.
Saturday picks up right where Friday left off in a hazy, hot, and humid environment. One difference will be the opportunity for isolated showers and storms during the afternoon and evening hours, but much of the day stays dry. Rain chances increase on Sunday as a cold front crosses, and lingering rain chances can be expected through much of the week ahead with more comfortable temperatures.
All in all, the weekend turned out pretty decent despite scattered showers and storms being in the forecast. For those that missed out on the rain, a better chance arrives Monday morning as widespread showers and storms cross with a cold front. Drier and “cooler” conditions are expected Monday afternoon and continue into Tuesday. Rain chances then return Wednesday and Thursday, followed by a dry but hot Friday. The upcoming weekend no longer looks to be as hot as the next chance for rain arrives on Saturday, with cooling showers continuing into Sunday as well.
Showers and storms lit up the radar on Saturday, but while some locations saw intense downpours, gusty winds, and even small hail, others made it by with just a touch of light rain or perhaps no rain at all. Such is the “scattered” nature of this precipitation. Sunday provides much of the same picture, though the coverage of rain will be less, meaning more locations are likely to see a dry day. As a result, temperatures get a bit warmer during the afternoon. By Monday morning, all locations will have finally seen a dose of rain as widespread showers and storms are expected with a passing cold front. This gives way to drying conditions for Monday afternoon and Tuesday before rain chances return Wednesday and Thursday. For the start of next weekend, it will be all about the heat as high temperatures are set to approach the 90-degree mark.
Picking right up where Friday left off, scattered showers and storms are in the forecast again this weekend. Some areas have already seen a bit of rain before sunrise Saturday. The good news is that a washout is unlikely either day. By Monday morning, showers and storms become more widespread as a cold front crosses. This will be followed by a dry Tuesday then a couple more rain chances mid-week before the heat really turns up into the start of next weekend.
Despite the dreary start to the Mother’s Day weekend, the finish was decent enough as the sun finally came back out. Sunny and dry conditions dominate the work week with no rain expected until the upcoming weekend. Temperatures gradually warm at the beginning of the week, then level out in the low 80s for the middle and end.
Parts of the region saw an entire month’s worth of rain in just a few hours on Friday. As larger rivers continue to run high these next few days - but stay below flood stage - the good news is that no rain is in the forecast until next weekend. This extended dry stretch will be accompanied by decent sunshine and temperatures that progressively get warmer each day. Once the ground dries, it also looks like a good time to start work in the garden as no abnormally cold nights are expected.
Friday’s torrential downpours led to some of the worst flooding in years across parts of the region. Fortunately, the high water is now beginning to recede in many spots, and while showers remain in the forecast for Saturday, the risk for any additional flooding is low since this rain will be much lighter in nature and more manageable for creeks and streams. After Saturday, an extended dry stretch sets up from Mother’s Day through the end of next work week. Temperatures gradually warm each day as well.
Sunday’s rains proved to be “friendlier” from the aspect of being able to spend time outdoors as there was plenty of dry time mixed in as well. One final round of isolated showers is moving eastward Sunday evening ahead of a cold front that will clear the region by midnight. Behind this front, temperatures turn cooler overnight but will quickly rebound to the upper 70s Monday afternoon. No rain is expected on Monday, but showers return to the picture on Tuesday, and rain chances last through the start of Mother’s Day weekend on Saturday. Fortunately, Mother’s Day itself on Sunday looks to stay dry.
Saturday’s showers lasting longer than anticipated must have been the price to pay for last weekend being so nice. However, more showers and storms are in the forecast on Sunday and periodically throughout the first several days in May as well. During this time period, temperatures generally look to hover near or just below seasonable norms.
After a dry end to the work week, showers are back in the picture this weekend. Fortunately, the weekend does not look to be a washout with enough breaks in the showers to provide decent dry time. On Saturday, rain is confined mainly to the morning and early afternoon hours. For Sunday, showers will be scattered in nature, but a few thunderstorms will also be added to the mix, some which could be strong with heavy rain, gusty winds, and small hail. A break in precipitation arrives on Monday before another system brings renewed rain chances for the middle of next week.
From the 30s to near 90 degrees and back to the 30s - all in a week! The chill returned this Wednesday morning and was accompanied by areas of frost and fog. The afternoon stays cool with a gusty breeze, and another cold night is in store as temperatures get below freezing in spots. Temperatures do look to stay below average until the weekend when afternoons can finally get back to the 70s and mornings can get out of the 30s. However, this will be accompanied by increased chances for showers and thunderstorms.
The Tuesday morning showers have been a sign - a sign that much cooler air is here following a cold front that passed overnight. Fortunately, the rain tapers by midday with drier conditions expected during the afternoon under a brightening sky, but temperatures will be kept near 60 degrees, a far cry from the 80s to near 90-degree readings that were reported the past few days. Tonight turns even colder as low temperatures fall to the 30s. Patchy frost may be seen, particularly in rural spots, but a widespread frost and even freeze in the coldest locations looks most prominent Wednesday night into early Thursday. The cooler air remains in place through Friday before the weekend recovers to near average - that is, highs in the 70s. This comes with a renewed opportunity for showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday was another hot day across the region as “official” airport temperatures reached the upper 80s while many porch, car, and bank thermometers registered 90 degrees or higher for the second day in a row. Monday will be the final warm day of this summery stretch as high temperatures reach the mid 80s. Then, it goes all downhill as the rest of the work week is spent in the 60s during the afternoons and 30s (yes, 30s) during the mornings. The potential for frost and even a freeze is some locations is certainly not out of the question Wednesday night into early Thursday. The upcoming weekend sees some improvement as highs get back to the low 70s (that is actually what is normal for this time of year), but rain chances increase as well.
Saturday was easily the warmest day of the year thus far, and while the “official” thermometers at the airports did not quite crack the 90-degree mark (88° at Huntington and 89° at Charleston), most “unofficial” thermometers - such as cars, banks, porches, and personal weather stations - sure did. Sunday offers pretty much the same weather as summerlike warmth continues amid dry, hazy sunshine. Monday stay warm as well, but clouds increase late in the day with the chance for showers and thunderstorms arriving during the evening hours. This occurs ahead of a strong cold front that is set to cross Monday night and drop temperatures significantly for the rest of the week ahead. In fact, the potential for a frost/freeze is back on the table Wednesday night/early Thursday morning. Fortunately, mostly sunny and dry conditions will accompany the return of unseasonably cool air.
In a month that has been cooler than average so far, this weekend may seem out of the ordinary. Both days will see afternoon temperatures soar well into the 80s, feeling much more like summer. Dry and mostly sunny conditions go along with the warmth. Monday stays warm, but the summery feel fades away once a cold front crosses Monday night. This front will also be the focus for showers and a few thunderstorms Monday evening into Tuesday morning. Behind the front, much cooler air filters back in. Afternoon temperatures will be back in the 50s and 60s, with a few mornings starting in, ugh, the 30s. At least the week finishes dry with decent sunshine.
The finale of this recent cold stretch includes a freezing night (literally) as temperatures fall to the low 30s, even the upper 20s in rural spots. Afterwards, a sharp warming trend commences Wednesday afternoon and continues into the weekend. The next opportunity for showers is expected on Thursday, but these look to be light and more scattered in nature, particularly by the afternoon and evening hours. Friday turns drier, and bold sunshine dominates over the weekend. The start of next week gets turbulent again as a strong cold front crosses in the Monday-Tuesday time frame, bringing the return of shower and thunderstorms chances and - you guessed it - much cooler temperatures.
Monday’s weather was just about as “Monday” as it gets with the showers, clouds, and chill. Tuesday starts out dreary but slowly brightens as the day goes on, though temperatures remain unseasonably cool. Improvement finally comes on Wednesday as a warming trend commences, lasting all the way through the weekend in which temperatures soar into the 80s. With sunshine to go along with the warmth, it is looking to be the best weekend in quite some time.
All in all, the Easter weekend delivered with decent weather. The start of the work week will not be the same. Widespread rain moves in early Monday morning, and showers continue throughout the day with chilly temperatures. Tuesday stays unseasonably cool with scattered showers, and Wednesday morning has the potential to see a widespread freeze across the region. However, things are looking better after that. A steady warming trend commences Wednesday afternoon, and by the weekend, high temperatures will be in the 80s. So, getting through the next couple of days will be the price to pay for some much warmer weather in the near future.
Saturday was still a decently warm day across the region as temperatures made it to the 60s and even 70s for some locations during the afternoon. However, the warmth gets put on hold these next few days as much chillier air filters in behind a cold front that passed Saturday evening. Easter Sunday starts with temperatures in the 30s for sunrise services and early eggs hunts - where did the Easter Bunny hide all those eggs?! - while only making it to the 50s during the afternoon. Monday is a rather “raw” day as persistent rain showers keep temperatures in the 40s most of the time. Then, a couple more cold mornings can be expected Tuesday and Wednesday in which temperatures get near if not a few degrees below the freezing mark. Finally, much warmer air surges back for the end of the week and start of next weekend in which afternoon temperatures get back to 80 degrees.
Behind a cold front set to cross the region on Saturday, temperatures will be on a downward trend through Monday. Saturday stays near seasonable with afternoon temperatures in the 60s, but Easter Sunday will only see highs in the 50s, and some locations may struggle to get out of the 40s on Monday. Colder nights are also in store with low temperatures in the 30s, even the potential for frosty and freezing conditions Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings. However, this time of year the cold snaps do not last long, and temperatures warm up significantly by the end of the week.
Temperatures are finally going to feel more like spring this week with morning lows in the 40s and 50s and afternoon highs in the 60s and 70s. The milder air will be accompanied by a few passing showers at times, though the week is far from a washout. Drier air returns Thursday afternoon through Saturday, but damper and cooler conditions may spoil a nice Easter Sunday as another storm system approaches.