Cool, damp weather will lead into a warmer weekend

A developing coastal storm will keep the weather cooler and more damp today, as Thursday will become the “stinker” of the week so far. Clouds and showers moving toward the area are the initial developmental signs of a coastal storm, which will luckily develop well offshore. But cooler northeast winds and clouds will keep temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s on Thursday. As the storm develops, sinking air in our area will kill the development of showers and bring steadier rain closer to the coastal storm offshore, allowing for some clearing by Thursday evening and a better weather day on Friday.

The long-awaited Memorial Day weekend, luckily, looks to feature improved weather over what we will have experienced on Thursday. Westerly winds will begin to usher in a much warmer airmass for the weekend — initially on Friday featuring temperatures in the mid to upper 70’s. A weak frontal boundary approaching the area Friday afternoon will touch off some showers and thunderstorms, but they won’t be a harbinger of anything bad to come. Saturday and Sunday both look to feature pleasant, seasonable weather which will warm each day.

By Monday, temperatures will move into the 80’s for highs — with a mix of clouds and sun — as a warm front pushes north of the area. The best news? West/southwesterly winds will keep a strong seabreeze at bay, allowing for coastal areas to warm a bit more than usual. The actual “hot” weather will wait until Tuesday, when temperatures will warm into the 90’s.

So, for now, we will have to endure a cloudy and dreary Thursday. But the weekend isn’t far away — and neither is the nice weather that will come with it.