Weekly Outlook: May 22-29, 2017

Did you enjoy last week’s heat? Well, it’s not coming back for a little while. Most of this week won’t be that chilly (well, except for today), but it won’t be hot either. We’re also looking at plenty of clouds and occasional showers. Not that greatest of weeks, and at this point, Memorial Day Weekend is looking iffy as well.

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An upper-level low will takes its time moving from the Great Lakes to the Northeast this week. Loop provided by Pivotal Weather.

Low pressure will move into the Great Lakes and then Ontario today, with an area of rain ahead of it spreading into the region. A warm front ahead of this system will likely stay to our south today, which means it’ll be a cool, damp Monday. Yeah, we’re all gonna have a case of the Mondays. By Tuesday, an upper-level low pressure are will move into the Great Lakes, and then sit there for much of the week. Yes, this is similar to the pattern we were in a few weeks ago. With the upper low sitting there, we’ll have plenty of clouds each day with a chance for showers. By Thursday, another low-pressure system as the surface will move towards the region, giving us a better chance for more rain later Thursday into Friday. The good news is, with the upper low to our west, we’ll have southwest winds aloft, meaning that we’ll be on the warm side of the system. Temperatures won’t be in the 80s and 90s again, but will be in the 60s and 70s, which is right about where they should be in late May. The upper low should start to move out on Saturday. However, these systems always seem to move out slower that the models suggest, so Saturday will probably end up with plenty of clouds and maybe some more showers. Earlier model runs showed high pressure building in for Sunday and Memorial Day, but the latest runs are a lot more pessimistic. Given the pattern that is setting up for this week, we can’t argue with that too much, even though we know everyone would prefer nice weather for the traditional start of summer.

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Highs should be in the middle 60s to lower 70s across the area in late May. Most of this week will see temps right around this level. Image provided by WeatherBell.

 

Monday: Cloudy and cool with periods of rain and showers likely. High 52-59.

Monday night: Showers taper off and end. Low 47-54.

Tuesday: Plenty of clouds with some sunny breaks, Some additional showers are possible. High 66-73.

Tuesday night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 49-56.

Wednesday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine, chance for a few showers. High 63-70.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with showers becoming likely. High 58-65.

Friday: Periods of rain and showers. High 57-64.

Saturday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine, some lingering showers are possible. High 65-72.

Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds, chance for more showers. High 65-72.

Memorial Day: More clouds than sunshine, additional showers are possible. High 68-75.

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