Good morning! On this Memorial Day, expect a fairly typical summer day. Like yesterday and the day before, highs will be 90 or above. Some towns will get wet. Other towns will not. That’s the summertime normal. Random storms.
It will be rather unsettled in the week ahead. Rain chances, many days, will be above the 30% summertime normal. Some storms will have a lot of intense lightning and gusty winds.
Why? Here’s the set-up this week. There is strong high pressure in the Atlantic, with it’s clockwise winds funneling moisture into the state. Meanwhile, we are on the west side of an upper low over the ArkLaTex region. Unsettled.
TODAY: Much like yesterday. Sun & clouds mix. Hot & Humid. High 91. Random, scattered hot or miss storms, especially late afternoon and evening. Here’s a future radar snapshot at 4PM showing the general coverage of the storms. The radar will not look like this. This is a model idea on coverage.
NEXT FEW DAYS: Unsettled at times in the week ahead. Tomorrow will be a few degrees cooler due to somewhat cooler air moving in from the northeast. The better than normal rain chances will be around for most of the week and into the weekend. Best chance appears to be Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
BEACH OUTLOOK: Rip current risk is HIGH today and Moderate tomorrow. Please be careful! Scattered thunderstorms could interrupt your plans from time to time. Be flexible. The better than normal rain chance continues through the week ahead. Gulf water is now at a season high 79.
NEXT WEEK: Another upper ridge builds. Get ready for the return of Big Heat.
MEMORIAL DAY: Please remember…
Memorial Day is much more than just a three-day weekend and a chance to get the year’s first sunburn. It’s a time to remember the men and women who sacrificed their lives for their country.
Whatever you have planned today, whether it’s a trip to the beach or a backyard BBQ, have a great day today. Chase and I are headed to the Park again. Here’s a snapshot from yesterday morning at Blount Cultural Park.
I’ll have a complete video update for you tomorrow morning.
Stay safe and well. Enjoy your Memorial Day …