WARM AND HUMID THROUGH THE WEEKEND
ABOVE AVERAGE HIGHS, IN THE 80S THROUGH MEMORIAL DAY
DAILY CHANCE OF POP-UP T-SHOWERS, DOWNPOURS IN SPOTS
TRACKING TROPICAL MOISTURE, MOSTLY STAYING TO OUR EAST
This Afternoon: Partly cloudy. Warm. Scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Highs 80-86. South wind 10 mph or less.
Tonight: An evening shower or storm in spots. Partly cloudy and mild. Patchy fog. Lows 57-63. Light wind.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, warm and humid. A stray afternoon/evening shower or storm. Highs 82-87. South wind 10 mph or less.
A "Bermuda" high is setting up shop off the east coast. This typical summer-time feature will provide a warm and increasingly humid weather pattern through the Memorial Day weekend.
Of course with warm air and increasing humidity comes that daily chance of a shower or thunderstorm, mainly during the afternoon and evening and especially across the higher elevations. Some areas may see a downpour while others stay dry. Rain chances appear a little higher this afternoon than Saturday and Sunday.
In the meantime, we continue to keep a close eye on an area of low pressure that has developed north of the Bahamas. Right now, the National Hurricane Center has an 90% chance of this developing into something tropical over the weekend (could become Tropical Storm Bonnie).
At this time it appears the heavier rains will stay to our east, but moisture may increase helping to produce more scattered showers and thunderstorms in our region by early next week. If you have plans to travel to the southeast coast this weekend, keep an eye on the forecast (wind, rain, and increased rip currents are possible).
The summer-like weather pattern looks to hold through early next week! Staying warm and humid, with a daily shot of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm.
Temperature Outlook: Highs in the mid to upper 80s Friday through Sunday, and lower to middle 80s Monday through Wednesday. Lows in the lower 60s through Tuesday night.
Our average high is 79°, low 54°.
Meteorologist Chris Michaels