RIGHT NOW: We're tracking some cooler and drier air starting it's push to the south and east tonight. Check out the 6 PM ET temperature view, and notice the much cooler air to our north and west:
Tonight, we won't have any rain chances in the forecast with skies partly cloudy. Temperatures will be a bit on the cool side with 50s likely across a good portion of the Valley.
FRIDAY & THE WEEKEND: We couldn't have drawn it up any better for your start to the Memorial Day weekend - Friday will feature no rain chances, lower humidity, a cool start, mostly sunny skies, and a pleasant afternoon with highs in the low and mid 80s. For Saturday and Sunday, look for mid to upper 80s for highs and a mostly sunny to partly cloudy sky. While the humidity levels will start to come back up a bit, we still should stay dry with no chance of rain in the forecast. Enjoy the weekend!
MEMORIAL DAY: Monday looks like a pretty typical Memorial Day weather-wise - we'll bring back a 30% chance of showers and storms during the afternoon and evening as high pressure continues to shift to our east, and the return flow bringing more moisture into the area. Any 'lift' can get some of those showers and storms going, but if it does rain, it probably wouldn't rain for very long - so those cookouts and other outdoor activities can go as scheduled on Monday, but just make sure you're tracking those showers and thunderstorms using our FREE WTVM weather app so you can know when to move those plans inside if need be!
NEXT WEEK: Moisture levels will continue to be on the rise for Tuesday through Thursday, so we'll up the rain coverage to the 40-50% range. Highs will drop back to the mid 80s with more clouds than sun and the risk of those showers and storms - mainly during the afternoon and evening.
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Chief Meteorologist Derek Kinkade, WTVM / WXTX