TODAY: Mostly sunny and continued comfortable Highs: 76 to 80 inland, 72 to 76 beaches. East wind 5 to 10 mph.
TONIGHT:Mostly clear skies and another cool night. May see some patchy ground fog. Lows inland 52-56, beaches 56-60. Winds E 5-10mph
SUNDAY: Sunny blues skies, lots of sunshine and nice temperatures. Highs 78-82 inland, 76-80 Beaches. ESE winds 5-10mph
MARINE: Northeast wind 5 to 10 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Light chop on adjacent rivers and sounds.
DISCUSSION: We couldn’t ask for better weather for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Lots of sunshine, low humidity, and comfortable temperatures.
A couple areas of high pressure will be in control of our weather through this weekend and into at least the middle of next week. Our winds will be out of the northeast to start our Saturday, and then swing to the east by afternoon as the high pressure settles in from the northern Mid-Atlantic to off the Virginia coast by Sunday. We’ll eventually see the winds switch to the southwest by Monday, which will increase our temperatures and also humidity levels.
The great holiday weather is thanks to an upper level ridge that will extend up from the Gulf coast to the Mason-Dixon Line through the weekend. So with the exception of a few high clouds, don’t expect to see much more than lots of sunshine.
How long this upper ridge stays parked over us depends on just how fast a deep upper level trough coming out of the Rockies can move east. Unfortunately this feature will mean more severe weather and flooding rains for parts of Texas and the Central Plains this holiday weekend.
Eventually by the end of next week we’ll see that upper level ridge get pushed off the coast and allow some storms to develop for us. But that won’t be before we get temperatures up near 90 for a few days the middle of next week.
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Our normal high 82°, low 61°.
---Meteorologist Jonathan WeantL