Back to Summer

Posted at 1:30 PM, May 21, 2019

While we still sit in mild and dry air, it won’t be long before we start cooking again. Summer heat and humidity roll back in midweek thanks to more sunshine, but also a southerly wind flow. As for now, we’re still in the 60s or 70s which is below normal for this time of the year. Dew point temperatures also remain low, in the 50s.  
Things will be warming quickly tomorrow as more sunshine is expected. As the wind shifts out of the south, the warm-up spikes along with humidity. This will make the summer-like feeling come back into play. Rain and thunderstorm chances continue to remain low thanks to the blocking ridge of high pressure. A few lines of storms will try to take a run at us midweek, but the higher pressure will shred the lines apart. Better chances continue to arrive over the end of Memorial Day Weekend; however, the storms look to line up in the northern counties only. Most of the region should stay dry during that event. Temperatures will balloon into the upper 80s and low 90s which is rare for this time of the year. In fact, we’ve hit 90 degrees in May, only 5 times in the last 10 years.