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Read the latest StormTrack 5 Forecast

Published On: Feb 27 2013 06:28:32 PM EST   Updated On: May 24 2015 08:37:47 PM EDT
StormTrack 5 Team

CALM AND COOL TONIGHT

WARM AND HUMID ALL OF NEXT WEEK

DAILY SHOT OF SHOWERS STARTING TUESDAY

A FEW STRONG STORMS POSSIBLE TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

Overnight: A few clouds.  Calm and comfortable.  Lows 49-55.  Light wind.

Memorial Day: Mostly to partly sunny.  Slight chance of an afternoon thundershower.  Highs 79-85.  Southwest wind 5-15 mph.

Monday Night: A few thundershowers possible.  Patchy fog late.  Lows 58-63.  South wind 5 mph.

Tuesday: Few AM showers.  Warm & humid with scattered PM storms possible.  Highs 77-83.  Southwest wind 5-15 mph.

Weather Summary:

A large area of high pressure is in control of our weather this holiday weekend. With high pressure, comes descending air and in this case, comfortable conditions!  Tonight will be seasonably cool with lows in the upper 40s to low 50s and a clear sky overhead.  We've really benefited from drier air through the weekend, but that is expected to change by Monday afternoon.

High pressure will lose some influence on our weather, as low pressure and an associated warm front lift northward on Monday.  This will supply us with warm and more humid air.  Appropriate for the unofficial start of summer! Expect a mostly to partly sunny day with a 20% chance of a passing thundershower during the afternoon.  There is no need to cancel any outdoor plans.  In fact, most (if not all) of the area will remain rain-free.  Through the remainder of the weekend, make sure you have the sunscreen, sunglasses and water handy.  You'll need all of that!

A shortwave pulse of energy will ride up into the area Monday evening and night, supplying us with a few showers heading into Tuesday. 

As high pressure drifts east and breaks down, a summer-like weather pattern will set up for much of next week.  An area of low pressure that is responsible for more flooding rains and severe weather across the plains will be forced to the north of our area.  Ahead of this system, a southwest air flow will result in heat, humidity, and scattered thundershowers especially in the afternoons from Tuesday through Friday.  Best chances look to be late Tuesday and Wednesday with isolated thundershowers Thursday through Sunday.  This will not be a washout, but some of the better-developed storms may contain small hail, gusty winds and downpours.  An isolated severe storm Tuesday through Thursday cannot be ruled out.  Stay with us for updates. 

After Thursday, we are stuck in a warm and moist pattern for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  That means temperatures in the low to mid 80s with a daily shot of isolated thunderstorms. 

Recap: Highs low to mid 80s this week. Lows near 50 tonight, and upper 50s to near 60 for the rest of the week.

Our average high is 78°, low 53°.

Meteorologist Chris Michaels