Sun Takes Over
Posted by Pete Bouchard
Today was a day of polar opposites: bright start, wet finish. Thanks to a fast-moving warm front, we got a drink of water for those newly-minted lawns and gardens (after last night's cold shock, they deserve it.)
Now we're heading into a dry spell. Showers are out, sun is in. But before you go digging out that beach umbrella, remember that sun does not equal summer warmth.
At least this weekend. Tomorrow is the exception. With a west wind warding off the sea breeze, we have a chance to hit the 80 degree mark in many spots! Combined with tons of sun, this is looking like the pick of the week.
Friday through Sunday isn't too shabby either. Lots of sun, dry air and somewhat cooler temperatures. Highs on Friday will near 70, but over the weekend we'll slump the to the mid 60s thanks to a sea breeze.
Time to tackle the long range. I do see some steamy, summer heat looming in the long term, but I also see some wet, chilly rain too. It's a study in contrasts, and it's typical for spring. Yes, I do believe we're still in a spring-like pattern. All across the country, strong upper systems continue to wander through the Lower 48. This isn't to be taken lightly. If we get stuck under one of these puppies, we're going to get doused. Still lots to play out, but we could be confronting one of those by Memorial Day Weekend.
Just throwing it out there.