After record-breaking snow last weekend, it looks like we’re finally in store for a weather pattern change this week as May wraps up and winter may become a memory. We expect to see lots of rain and moisture, but nothing too serious as most of the country slips into slightly above average temperatures (with the exception of the North Dakotas region).
This week still starts out chilly for the upper Midwest and Northeast. The nights are especially cold with lows in the thirties. But on Friday things take a swing in the opposite direction as a true pattern change moves in. Warmer than average temperatures – and even MUCH warmer than average – are expected to move in Friday in the Ohio Vally and much of the Midwest. It will finally be true Late-May/Early-June weather! So cold tries to push down from Canada over the weekend and next week, but it’s still much warmer than where we’ve been. We might even see highs in the low eighties by the end of the month!
After the cold moves out, the rain moves in… Sorry, but that’s next on deck. The systems are relatively isolated across the country, but they will be active and bring in healthy doses of rain to many areas. It starts off today and tomorrow with systems in the Tennessee Valley and the Pacific Northwest. As they move west, they will bring areas of rain and low pressure through the rest of this week to the Midwest and Ohio Valley as well.
Up to 5″ of rain through next Tuesday
The warmth and sea surface temperatures are ripe for building up a tropical storm off the coast of the Carolinas. Doesn’t look like anything that will wreak havoc, but just something to watch as it hopefully stays out at sea. As we go into early next week, most of the nation is relatively quiet.
The temperatures for the rest of May are expected to be above average for most of the country with just the very northern areas predicted to be slightly below average. Notice the hot spot around Atlanta where temps are expected to be well above average.
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