Weekly Outlook: May 31 – June 6, 2021

After an utterly craptastic weekend, things will improve this week. That doesn’t mean it’ll be sunny and warm the entire time (certainly not at night), but it’ll be a lot better than that past few days.

The improvement starts today as low pressure pulls away from the region. Any lingering showers end this morning, then we start to see some clearing this afternoon. It also should start to turn milder today (because during late May it really couldn’t be too much cooler than the past few days). As we flip the calendar to June on Tuesday, high pressure builds in with drier and more seasonable conditions. That will certainly be a welcome change from the past few days.

Much of the region received 2-4 inches of rain over the weekend. Image provided by NOAA.

As we get to the latter half of the week, another cold front will approach, with some showers and possibly thunderstorms for Thursday into Friday. Neither day should be a washout, and it won’t be anywhere near as chilly as the past few days were, but neither day is looking like a beach day. As we get into next weekend we will have some beach days, as it will really start to feel like summer. A Bermuda high will set up offshore, pumping warm and humid air into the region. Temperatures should get well into the 80s in most spots, with some lower 90s possible, especially on Sunday. Longer-range forecasts show the potential for the hot and humid air to remain in place for much of next week as well. Yes, it might finally be time to put away the sweatshirts for the summer.

At least one model is showing the potential for hot weather for much of next week. Images provided by WeatherBell.

Monday: Any lingering showers end in the morning, some sunny breaks develop in the afternoon. High 56-63.

Monday night: Becoming partly cloudy. Low 46-53.

Tuesday: Partly sunny. High 72-79.

Tuesday night: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 49-56.

Wednesday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine, slight chance for an afternoon shower. High 75-82, coolest on the South Coast.

Thursday: More clouds than sun, breezy, humid, showers and thunderstorms possible late in the day and at night. High 73-80, coolest on the South Coast.

Friday: Mostly cloudy and humid with more showers and thunderstorms possible. High 74-81, coolest on the South Coast.

Saturday: Partly to mostly sunny. High 80-87, a little cooler along the South Coast.

Sunday: Sunshine and a few clouds, becoming humid. High 83-90, a little cooler along the South Coast.

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