Pinpoint Weather: Hazy and humid today, strong storms Friday, rainy start to the long weekend

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Pinpoint Weather:  Hazy and humid pattern, strong storms Friday, rainy start to the long weekend.

The hazy and hot and humid pattern will be the most noticeable feature today as the mercury in the thermometer gets into the middle to upper 80s. Not quite as hot as Wednesday where we saw temps in the 90s, but the “reel feel” or “feels like” temps will be in the 90s thanks to the humidity.  So, stay hydrated and safe today.

Tonight looks to be on the muggy side as the temps drop back into the 60s with a decent amount of low level moisture around.  The winds will be very light to calm so not a lot of movement overnight which may help develop a few pockets of mist or fog near waterways and low-lying regions. 

Friday will be an active day with strong storms arriving from the west. The signatures of the storms will be the potential for very gusty winds, near 60 mph, along with some hail. The Storm Prediction Center has us in the Marginal Risk for severe storms Friday, but may upgrade that shortly to Slight. Some hail is possible with these storms and there is a very low chance that one of the cells may start to rotate, so tornadoes are not off the table. The timing of the storms is up for debate but most models are calling for a late afternoon time frame for the storms.   That may be in line with the peak heating so that could be a bit of a problem.  All in all, expect to see some gully washers Friday and Friday evening along with some robust stormy weather.

Saturday will see more rain with a persistence to the showers. The rain should be off and on most of the day as an area of low pressure is going to meander overhead into the Memorial Day Weekend.  This low will provide us with the rain as well as some cooler air. Saturday is slated to be in the middle 70s an now it looks like Sunday may only get into the 60s.  The rain should taper off Sunday, but we may be a bit muddy.

Memorial Day looks to be on the dry and mild side so any parades or outdoor activities shouldn’t be impacted by the weather.  Tuesday will be dry and mild as well. Rain is slated to return on Wednesday.

This weekend is Memorial Day, take a minute to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and think of those who have served alongside them as well.

Stay Safe,
John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist

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