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Forecast Last Updated at Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 5:01PM

Plenty of Sun and Heat

The next scheduled rain opportunity isn't until late this week. Between now and then each day looks and feels about the same with afternoon cloud build-ups and plenty of heat. In essence however, it's generally great weather to be outside if you don't mind the heat and there won't be any interruptions to outdoor festivities. Enjoy!

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Sunday

Hi: 88 Lo: 64

Mostly clear; Light NW wind
Monday

Hi: 89 Lo: 65

Lots of sunshine for Memorial Day & rather hot; NW wind 5-10 mph
Tuesday

Hi: 89 Lo: 65

Mostly sunny & continued hot; SW wind 5-10 mph
Wednesday

Hi: 88 Lo: 64

Lots of sunshine & rather hot
Thursday

Hi: 87 Lo: 63

Mostly sunny with isolated afternoon showers & thunderstorms

Further Out

Friday - Partly sunny; Isolated daytime showers & t-showers; A couple notches less warm; High in the lower 80s; Low near 60 degrees
Saturday - Lots of sunshine; Pleasant; High in the lower 80s; Low near 60 degrees

Forecast Discussion

If you look at the trail of severe weather reports from Saturday it arches from southwest Texas through the Midwest and up to New York State. There's not much south of that line except into northern Virginia. That simple observation signifies the periphery of an upper level heat ridge which is producing a bona fide heat wave over the Deep South and Southeast. It also denotes the location of a stationary boundary along the northern fringe of the ridge indicating where most of the nation's storminess is located.

The upper ridge blocks frontal passages and does not begin to breakdown until Wednesday. So between now and then it's excessively warm and dry. Fortunately it's not oppressively humid so the heat doesn't feel as bad as it could.

A front approaches Thursday and moves through Friday introducing isolated thundershowers both days. Hopefully we can up the ante in the shower department, but as it stands now there's not a lot of maritime air in place ahead of the front which would aid in better coverage. It will at least cooldown for a couple of days behind the frontal passage.

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