Weather from NBC Storm Team 4 — Updated at 9 a.m. May 3, 2015
A pattern far more typical of mid-summer has arrived in early May. High pressure will move off the Carolina Coast today and head towards Bermuda. The “Bermuda high” is not something we normally have to talk about until July, but here we go. A broad Southwesterly flow will keep afternoon temperatures about 10° above average all week long. The one “advantage” of getting this pattern so early in the season is that mid-summer humidity levels will not be a factor.
Plan on plenty of sunshine for today and Monday. The only locations that might have a slight rain chance will be west of the Blue Ridge in the mountains of West Virginia — and even there, rain chances are below 20 percent. Highs will reach the low- to mid-80s both days.
A weak area of low pressure will cross the Great Lakes on Tuesday. Though that storm will stay well to our North, the trailing front will bring a slightly better chance of some rain showers both Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. These showers will not reach everyone, and rainfall amounts will be fairly light, but it’s the only rain chance we have for the next week.
There’s no sign that this pattern will significantly change any time soon so, ready or not, welcome to summertime.
Wind: West 5-10 mph
Highs: 80° – 85°
A few clouds
Cool and dry
Wind: Southwest 5 mph
Lows: 52° – 59°
Wind: Southwest 5-15 mph
Highs: 80°- 87°
Becoming partly cloudy
30 percent chance of PM showers
Wind: Southwest 5-10 mph
Highs: 80° – 86°
Yesterday High/Low 78/51 Rain 0.00″
Average High/Low 72/52
Record High/Low 91/36
Sunrise/Sunset 6:08 AM 8:02 PM
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