Dry and Cooler Memorial Day Weekend

Happy Friday, WABBLES! We have made it to the end of the week and we got some weather to get through before we kick off the holiday weekend. After storms today, a much drier and even cooler Memorial Day Weekend is in store.

Another sunny weekend coming up...woo-hoo! (Giphy)
The weekend is coming up…woo-hoo! (Giphy)

Storms Today

As of 5:30am we have batch of showers just off to our west. These will be approaching our area by the time this blog is posted, but a lot of this activity might be fizzled out. There is not much thunderstorm activity with this so amounts will remain light.

Radar as of 5:30 this morning. (COD)

Heading into the afternoon, we will see more activity develop overhead in the form of pop-up showers and storm. Locally heavy downpours will be possible so watch out for road ponding in those typical trouble spots. Here is a look at future radar through this evening.

Future radar through this evening. (Pivotal Weather)

Again, overall rain amounts will remain light with most areas seeing under 1/4in by the end of the day. A few locations may see up to 1/2in if you see some of those heavy downpours.

Rainfall totals through Saturday morning. (Pivotal Weather)

The severe risk today is little to none. We cannot rule out a few storms to be strong with small hail and 30-50mph winds, but that threat is isolated.

SPC OUTLOOK today. (Pivotal Weather)

Below Average Temperatures Return

After the cold front passes tonight, we will see cool Canadian air filter in from the north behind the departing system. Temperatures on Saturday will struggle to make it into the 60s. If we clear the clouds out it could end being a pleasant day, although temperatures will be 20-25 degrees below average!

Forecast for Saturday.

Sunday looks nice with temperatures in the low-mid 70s. Abundance amounts of sunshine will make for a pleasant day across the region.

Heading into Memorial Day it looks like it will be the warmest day of the weekend with temperatures near 80 degrees and mostly sunny skies.

Mostly sunny skies and dry for Memorial Day.

Rain and storms will return to the forecast as we head into the middle next week. Next week does not look like a washout, but chances will pop-up by mid-week.

That does it for me today on the blog! We hope you have a great “official kickoff to summer” this weekend. It as been a crazy first 5 months of weather this year and we hope you stick with us through the dog days of summer!