Crank up the heat

Warmer weather in store with storms
Posted at 5:34 AM, May 23, 2020

We’re finally seeing that pesky low move on down the road. With that change in the overall pattern, things will turn to summer in a real hurry. We’re starting out with some cloud coverage this morning and temperatures are running mild in the upper 50s to middle 60s. One or two isolated showers are showing up on the MaxTrack.

Better chances for rain will come this afternoon, despite us moving to a more summertime pattern this weekend and upcoming week. The Bermuda high is setting up nicely across the southeast and Northwest Atlantic. When we get a strong Bermuda high storms tend to “miss” us. Meaning that the center of low pressure passes up and over us through the Great Lakes Region. We may get a few showers or thunderstorms out of the mix, but the sweeping cold fronts with squall lines become less common. Winds out of the south will pump in warmth, and moisture making for a humid week upcoming. This will start to make our afternoons feel a little warmer than they are. Not quite late-summer humidity levels, but a little moist at times. Each afternoon will bring in a chance for a few pop-up showers and thundershowers thanks to the heat of the day. The Bermuda high looks to hang tough through the week meaning there will be very little change day-to-day. The next time we cool, will be after a weak front moving in around Friday. That should cut the humidity slightly for next weekend.