Rain Chances Stick Around for Last Week of May
NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND STORMS EXPECTED MIDWEEK
After a couple of days of strong storms over the holiday weekend, we’ll see the pattern continue through much of the week as well. Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will develop each day as low pressure to our west pumps Gulf moisture into the region. Outside of the rain areas, humidity values will be high and temperatures will be warm. The exception to the warm temperatures will be tomorrow as clouds and rainfall will keep temperatures down around the 80 degree mark. Highs will increase by the weekend, and we’ll be back into the upper 80s to around 90 degrees as we turn the calendar into June next week.
While a strong storm with gusty winds cannot be ruled out, we shouldn’t see the scattered coverage of strong to occasionally severe thunderstorms we saw on Friday and again yesterday. Any storm will also be capable of frequent to nearly continuous lightning. With outdoor activities increasing as (virtual) school is out and the thermometer is rising, remember the saying “when thunder roars, go indoors!” Also keep an eye to the sky on area lakes and waterways and make sure you have plenty of time to head back to shore should threatening weather approach.
Rain chances look to decrease into the weekend and next week as we set into the typical summertime pattern with humid weather, isolated afternoon and evening showers and storms, warm days, and mild nights.
-Meteorologist Dana Barker