Storms ending, sunny and warm for Thursday

Forecast

A soaking rain appears on tap for the first part of Memorial Day weekend...

EVENING: Showers and storms ending. Temps in the 60s.

OVERNIGHT: Gradual Clearing. Lo 65. Winds: NW 10-20 mph.

THURSDAY: Mostly Sunny & Warm. Hi 82. Winds: N 10-15 mph.

The last of three rounds of showers and storms is now clearing the area. Some areas received over an inch of rain, but much of the area was closer to a half inch for the day. Skies will clear overnight with warm and muggy conditions lasting into Thursday morning.

Behind the front, lots of sunshine is expected for Thursday as high pressure briefly settles in over the Commonwealth. It’ll be cooler but still very warm with highs in the lower 80s. It will be a nice late May day!

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: The holiday weekend still looks cool and dreary. An area of low pressure will move through Friday, bringing rain by the afternoon which will be steady at times into Friday night. Saturday will be cloudy and drizzly with periods of rain continuing through the day. Some guidance does suggest Sunday will be drier, but there are also some models that keep lingering showers going. We’ll be pessimistic for now and hope that Sunday can be salvaged. It won’t warm up much though either way. In fact, Sunday morning will likely start in the upper 40s! The good news is that Memorial Day still looks pleasant at this point with sunshine and highs back to near seasonable levels. A slow recovery in temperature is expected next week, but more showers could develop by mid-week as a trough hangs out near the Great Lakes.

-Meteorologist Adis Juklo

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