An Up & Down Week Again...

May 24, 2021 // Article by: Brad Miller

A cold front moved southwestward through the Northeast Sunday night helping to usher in a cooler and less humid air mass for the start of the new work week.  Parts of the Mid-Atlantic even into showers during the day on Monday as the front "stalled out" from western PA through eastern VA.  Unfortunately, the rest of the I-95 corridor missed out on the rain and will have to wait until mid-week for the next chance.  Meanwhile, high pressure will keep the weather quiet through at least Wednesday morning before scattered showers and storms develop duirng the afternoon as our next cold front heads for the East Coast.  However, before any rain on Wednesday, it's going to get hot and humid once again.  Take a look at the forecast heat index for 2 PM Wednesday.  Remember, the heat index is a combination of the actual temperature and dewpoint and how it feels on the human body.

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As for rain chances on Wednesday, they are probably in the 40 - 60% range from Boston to Washington, D.C.  And while not everyone will see a shower or storm, they will be out there late in the afternoon and during the evening hours.  A few storms could also become strong and will be capable of producing damaging winds.  Here is a look at the simulated radar for 5 PM Wednesday.

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The cold front will then quickly sweep off the East Coast late Wednesday night taking the rain with it.  This will result in a pleasant Thursday with a fair amount of sunshine and afternoon highs in the low 80s.  Also, it will be less humid than Wednesday.  Beyond that, we'll be watching our next system to arrive on Friday.  It's still uncertain as to how much moisture will be involved and the exact track of this system, but it seems the risk for showers will increase Friday afternoon from west to east.  Check out the forecast radar for 5 PM Friday.

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That takes us to the unofficial start of summer as we get ready for the Memorial Day weekend.  Right now, it looks "coolish" with some clouds, but we'll have more on that in our next blog on Friday.