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Forecast Last Updated at Friday, May 22, 2015 at 6:14AM

We Couldn’t Hardly Script It Any Better

Skies will be sunny today with pleasantly cool temperatures. After another unseasonably cool night, Saturday will have some passing higher cloudiness but overall nice weather. Sunday and Memorial Day will have warming temperatures, lots of sunshine, and a continuation of the dry weather pattern. We’ll start getting a few afternoon thundershowers scattered around thereafter as the weather pattern gets really summery.

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Friday

Hi: 72 Lo: 47

Bright sunshine & pleasantly cool; North wind 5-15 mph becoming light
Saturday

Hi: 76 Lo: 52

A good deal of sunshine & nice; Light SE wind
Sunday

Hi: 78 Lo: 58

Mostly sunny; More nice weather; SE wind 5-10 mph
Monday

Hi: 81 Lo: 62

Nice Memorial Day: Mostly sunny & warm
Tuesday

Hi: 83 Lo: 63

Sunny then partly cloudy PM; Widely-separated late afternoon or evening t-showers; Warm

Further Out

Wednesday - Sunshine followed by more afternoon clouds; Scattered PM showers & thundershowers; Warm; High in the lower 80s; Low in the lower 60s
Thursday - Partly sunny with scattered PM showers & thundershowers; Warm; High in the lower 80s; Low in the lower 60s

Forecast Discussion

It’s crisp out there! Wake-up temperatures are mostly in the upper 40s in the valleys. Up on the mountaintops, it’s in the mid to upper 30s (coldest since back on May 1st).

Canadian high pressure is controlling our weather today, and will promote bright sunshine and cool temperatures. After another cool night, temperatures will start a moderating trend Saturday that will take us through Memorial Day. No rainfall is anticipated during the holiday weekend. The lone exception to this might be a very isolated pop-up shower in the mountains late Monday afternoon.

Next week, high pressure moving off the coast will take on a more Bermuda High configuration, and that will make it warmer but also increase the humidity levels. These changes will create a weakly unstable atmosphere, which will give rise to scattered afternoon thundershowers starting on Tuesday. Also by midweek, high temperatures will be well into the 80s. The Memorial Day weekend is called the “unofficial start to summer”, and the weather is going to be cooperative.

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