After another cold front pushes through Monday evening, much more refreshing air settles in to the region as humidity drops and temperatures turn quite chilly for a couple mornings. But, with the start of summer occurring on Sunday - the same day as Father’s Day, by the way - any quiet and cool trend just cannot last very long. As a result, both humidity and storm chances creep up again by the weekend.
The threat for severe thunderstorms wanes after sunset Sunday evening, giving way to a generally quieter week ahead. Much more refreshing air settles in to the region as humidity drops and temperatures turn quite chilly for a couple mornings. But, with the start of summer occurring on Sunday - the same day as Father’s Day, by the way - any quiet and cool trend just cannot last very long. As a result, both humidity and storm chances creep up again by the weekend.
After a generally quieter day on Saturday, a brief interruption in the tranquil weather comes on Sunday as a passing cold front brings renewed shower and thunderstorm chances. This will then give way to nicer weather for much of the week ahead with more dry days than not. The humidity also takes a nosedive as temperatures cool down, especially in the mornings.
While the weekend forecast will not be picture-perfect both days, in general, it looks better than what the region went through this past week. Saturday turns brighter as the day goes on with mostly dry conditions the norm. Meanwhile, scattered showers and storms return to the forecast on Sunday as a cold front crosses. This then gives way to much nicer conditions throughout a majority of the work week with a taste of fall towards week’s end.
The week long siege of muggy air was responsible for the shower and storm pattern that led to the high water problems. Lincoln, Jackson and Calhoun Counties in WV reporting the most impact. Tony highliughts an improving weekend forecast after the rain.
How quickly the region has gone from needing rain to having too much, but that seems to be the way things go. Even though the flooding has been localized, areas that have gotten hit these past few days have been impacted hard. Friday presents another risk for downpours and local high water before the weekend turns a bit quieter. Much of next week looks significantly quieter and refreshing as both temperatures and humidity drop.
In a pattern like the one setting up this week, it can be very difficult to say exactly which location is going to get rain and when. Showers and storms are in the forecast each day, but not every location will see rain every single day, and how much rain each city or town sees is another challenge altogether. While this can be a nuisance in planning outdoor activities, it is quite common to deal with a setup like this in the summer months. One thing is for sure: the humidity will be the highest it has been so far this year.
What is a “typical” summer pattern? The heat comes with it, of course, but often times the heat and increased humidity combine to produce daily scattered showers and storms. This is exactly what the week ahead brings. While most locations are not likely to see rain every single day, even those that do can still see plenty of dry hours in any given day. Afternoon temperatures will be highly dependent on the rain - get a downpour at just the right time and the day stays in the 70s, or miss out on rain and see highs nearing 90 degrees - but “seasonable” is still the best way to describe this week’s numbers.
After a week of cooler temperatures, summery weather returns to the Tri-State, fitting for the first weekend in June. While mainly dry conditions dominate, a few locations will see a passing shower or storm come Sunday afternoon and evening. This sets the stage for an upcoming work week of daily scattered shower and thunderstorms, but it is a typical pattern for June.
Memorial Day finally broke the chilly and dreary trend seen on Saturday and Sunday. The sunshine was much-appreciated but will be short-lived as clouds increase again on Tuesday. This gives way to chances for showers and storms during the middle and end of the work week, followed by drier conditions and much warmer temperatures over the weekend.
Saturday and Sunday have certainly stuck out like a sore thumb compared to how the weather should be this time of year. These two days stand out even more considering the week prior saw most days in the 80s, and this week will see temperatures quickly returning to that mark. In fact, temperatures for much of the week ahead are expected to be around seasonable for this time of year - which is 80 degrees, by the way - before heating up again into the weekend.
On any day of the year, Saturday’s weather could be classified as downright dreary, but the fact that it occurred in late May and over the Memorial Day weekend adds extra insult. The good news is that the weather does improve for Memorial Day itself and stays decent for the start of the abbreviated work week. Then, unsettled weather returns to round out the work week before drier and much warmer conditions arrive in time for the first weekend in June.
The weather has reversed back to March or skipped ahead to November. Either way, much of this holiday weekend will not feel anything like the start to summer, even if “unofficial.” Some improvement is expected in time for Memorial Day itself. Then, seasonable temperatures return for the abbreviated work week but with renewed opportunities for showers and storms.
The haze and so far tempered heat of summer have daily highs cresting just shy of 90. Sure it is still May but long spells of very warm weather are not common for so early in the season. Tony has the semi-simmering story.
A change to the weather pattern is coming this week, which means an end to the hot and dry stretch is in sight. For some locations, a shower or storm could be seen as early as Monday, but better rain chances arrive towards late week. This is also when the heat starts to back off and temperatures return to more seasonable levels.
To sum it up, the past few days have been mostly sunny, hot, and dry, and whether the “official” thermometers are hitting the 90-degree mark or not, it feels every bit as toasty in the sunshine. Only subtle changes in the weather pattern are in store through the start of the week until a better chance at rain with slightly cooler temperatures arrives towards the end of the week.
Despite Memorial Day still being nine days away, the unofficial start to summer is already here as the hot temperatures that rounded out this past work week are set to continue right through the weekend and into much of next work week as well. Only by the end of next week do temperatures aim to cool down, paired with a better opportunity for rain. So be prepared to keep running the sprinklers in the near-term to satisfy that thirsty lawn and garden.
The first half of May has been characterized by much below-average temperatures. This comes as no surprise to many locations that had to deal with frost last week. The week ahead starts a significant shift in the weather pattern towards much warmer and above-average temperatures. By the upcoming weekend, it is going to feel a whole lot more like summer, especially as early-week showers will not be enough to significantly dampen the ground and prevent temperatures from really soaring.
Rain chances are in the forecast for the start of the upcoming week, though rainfall amounts do not look too impressive. Once these rain chances diminish by the end of the week, afternoon temperatures really take off, with more of a summer feel heading into the upcoming weekend.
Saturday continues the dry and pleasant stretch of weather seen recently, especially as afternoon temperatures continue to climb. This will be interrupted by rain chances returning on Sunday, though the day does not look to be a washout. In the week ahead, each day has a chance of rain, but plenty of dry hours can still be expected. Temperatures turn much warmer and may start feeling like summer towards the end of the week.
This Mother’s Day may end up being a memorable one because of the weather. Strong winds Sunday afternoon and evening have led to numerous power outages as well as downed trees and power lines. The good news is that much quieter weather is expected for the week ahead, albeit with unseasonably cool temperatures. In fact, low temperatures in the 30s are still showing up in the extended forecast.
In the week ahead, Mother’s Day looks to be the most noteworthy with a variety of different weather in play. After a cold front pushes through Sunday night, cooler and quieter conditions will be the norm through much of the week ahead before warming up and potentially turning wetter again by the upcoming weekend.
While conditions may not be “picture perfect” all weekend long, plenty of decent hours are still expected this Mother’s Day weekend. Saturday is the nicer of the two days with a fair amount of sunshine, albeit cool temperatures. On Mother’s Day, temperatures warm but with gusty winds and the chance for showers and thunderstorms. Much of next week will be spent with unseasonably cool temperatures and the threat for frost on a couple mornings.
It's time for the biggest weekend of the year. The Mother's day weekend weather will have its ups and downs. Tony has the lowdown from Friday through Sunday for the Wild Turkey Festival in McArthur too.
The thickening clouds of Sunday afternoon are a sign of changes to come. The sunny and dry days will be taking a break for quite awhile as showers and storms move in to start the work week. Even towards late week and into the Mother’s Day weekend, showers linger as temperatures turn much cooler.