It was a rare winter day in May yesterday, as a lot of us saw cold temperatures and snow! Although the next few days will remain colder than normal and there may be other chances for frost this week, the winter-like pattern that held on for the last six weeks is finally coming to an end. In its wake, we will start to see a recovery toward more seasonable conditions. Let's take a look at the week ahead.
Today isn't really part of the forecast period, but it's Mother's Day and I think you should get some good news. Today looks fantastic! We're still below normal in temperatures, but with partly to mostly sunny skies and warmer conditions, it will feel much better today than yesterday.
We will see a break in the nice weather on Monday, as showers and thunderstorms move through the region during the day. It's certainly an umbrella day if you have to be out. We do not expect any severe weather.
The middle of the week looks very nice, albeit colder than normal. Our Monday storm departs and we see sunny conditions for an extended period of time, relative to the wet and cloudy pattern we've seen. For those with sensitive plants, each morning brings the potential for some frost, especially for inland areas, so be sure to protect your plants! Even along the shoreline I'd be a bit more cautious, though the odds of a frost or freeze are lower there.
Friday is our transition day. Another area of low pressure looks to move toward the region, and that means that Friday, at least early on, should have some shower and thunderstorm chances. However, with that weak system will come warmer temperatures. Right now, things look to clear fairly quickly leaving us in position to have a nice weekend!
Right now, next weekend looks great. We should see temperatures much more reflective of mid-May. There could be some clouds around as we track the progress of a backdoor cold front, but overall, I really like the potential for a nice and warm weekend.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 50s to low 60s. Chance of rain 90%.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny and breezy. Morning lows in the upper 30s to low 40s. Highs in the mid to upper 50s.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Morning lows in the mid to upper 30s. Highs in the upper 50s to low 60s.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Morning lows in the low to mid 40s. Highs in the low to mid 60s. Chance of showers late 30%.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s to low 70s. Chance of rain 60%.
Saturday: Partly cloudy and warmer. Highs in the low to mid 70s.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the low to mid 70s.
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