Slowly improving through the extended weekend
An area of low pressure just to our northeast continues to sit across New England, and it keeps the Lower Susquehanna Valley cooler than average through Sunday. The winds relax a bit overnight, but clear skies and building high pressure from the west allows temperatures to drop. Lows reach the lower to middle 40s, even upper 30s in the coldest locations. Sunday temperatures warm into the upper 60 to near 70 degrees under plentiful sunshine. We’re still squeezed between high pressure to our northwest and low pressure to the northeast, so the winds kick up again. The breezes are gone Monday once the low pressure system exits New England. Expect plentiful sunshine for Memorial Day, with highs near their seasonable averages, in the lower to middle 70s.
NEXT STORM CHANCE
A warm front slips through the region Tuesday, and this brings the chance for some isolated showers and thunderstorms. High temperatures once again are in the 70s. Warmer air is ushered in Wednesday, and high temperatures reach the lower to middle 80s under abundant sunshine.
TURNING HOT AND HUMID
The warmest temperatures so far this year are expected as May turns to June. A strong ridge of high pressure takes form, bringing unseasonably hot temperatures and humid conditions to the region. Thursday’s highs are expected to near the 90 degree mark. Friday and Saturday lower 90s are likely for most. If we get three days in a row of 90 degree weather, it would be the first official heat wave of the year on the first day of June.
Enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend, and of course, a special remembrance to all who gave their lives to protect our nation!