Forecast: Holiday weekend heats up
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FORECAST IN DETAIL
The clouds that had dogged the area for the last couple days parted rather suddenly yesterday afternoon, letting in the sunshine that stays with us for most of the rest of the holiday weekend. Said sunshine pushes the temperature upwards each of the next two days - as high as 90 today, and perhaps 93-95 tomorrow. The building heat and humidity may juice the atmosphere sufficiently for an isolated thunderstorm to close out Memorial Day.
Today (Sunday): Many area pools opened up yesterday but today is the day to arrive early and reserve your chair. Plentiful sunshine assists temperatures reach up to near 90 with tolerable humidity levels. In the spirit of sun safety, remember to slip on a shirt, slap on a hat, slop on some sunscreen and wrap on sunglasses . Confidence: Medium-High
Tonight: A comfortably warm evening provides idea barbecuing weather as temperatures drop back into the 80s. Overnight, the suburbs fall through the 70s, eventually bottoming out in the the mid-60s. In the city and typically warmer locations, 70 may be as low as you go. Confidence: Medium-High
Keep reading for the forecast into the middle of next week...
Tomorrow (Memorial Day): It may feel as if we've fast forwarded to July 4th, but we are really talking about low to even mid-90s for Memorial Day. A summer time Bermuda high pumps up tropical air and humidity with heat indices flirting with the upper 90s. An isolated thunderstorm is not out of the question (20% chance) but most likely towards the mountains. Confidence: Medium-High
Tomorrow Night: It's going to be really muggy. Even the suburbs will have a tough time dropping below 70 and it stays in the mid-to-upper 70s downtown for morning lows. Confidence: Medium-High
Showers and thunderstorms are strong possibility Tuesday as a weak cold front runs into this juicy air mass. Before afternoon showers and storms pop, it heats up -- with highs in the upper 80s. Showers and t'storms diminish at night, with lows from 64-70 (suburbs-city) Confidence: Medium-High
Wednesday is not so hot and humid, but still warm thanks to high pressure and lots of sunshine. High temps head up to the mid-80s. Confidence: Medium-High
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