May began as April ended, with a streak of slightly below-normal temperatures and plenty of showers around the area. To be fair, it hasn’t been a total
washout. Still, the change in weather from what we were experiencing about a month ago today has been rather dramatic. Temperature departures would run over 10 degrees above normal by the middle of April, and through may we have averaged near normal with some areas slightly below normal. The good news, however, is that the showery weather is on the way out. The cold front which was near the area Tuesday and Wednesday has been swept offshore and to our east — and after a cool and windy day Thursday, temperatures rebounded the first half of the weekend.
Temperatures in the middle to upper 70’s on Saturday will give way to more 80 degree temperatures away from the shore on Sunday. Temperatures could rise into the upper 70’s even near the shore during the early hours of Sunday afternoon. However, a seabreeze by afternoon looks to lower temperatures by early evening near the beaches and the local waters. Inland, temperatures in the 80’s could continue to sunset. The pattern won’t stay overly warm, though, as a trough is expected to work back into the area by next week. Although it won’t be too strong (rather broad, actually) some showers and a bit of unsettled weather is possible during the week once again. Steady rain may work into the area by late Tuesday into Wednesday. We’ll keep an eye on it!
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