Rain chances are in sight, for sure, but most of us will stay bone dry for the next few days. One or two of us may see a light shower or sprinkle today as a very weak front drops in this afternoon. With daytime heating and just a little moisture around, I can’t rule out an isolated pop up shower.
That front slips through by tonight and that will leave us with another pleasant day on Thursday. The weather is looking absolutely perfect for our TAP picnic!
By Friday, humidity starts to return and that means a return to isolated afternoon showers/storms. Most of us will stay dry but a few of us will see some rain. Humidity continues to increase over the weekend. The increase in humidity, along with a slow moving front to our north, will combine to increase our shower and storm chances this weekend. Many of us will see rain before the weekend is over. That rain will be needed, as things dry out fast this time of year.
No widespread severe weather is forecast over the next week, though some afternoon storms could become strong, containing gusty winds, frequent lightning, and heavy downpours. And you know the drill, if thunder roars you go indoors.
The tropics remain clear and the threat of severe weather remains over the northern Plains. The outlook for next week looks rather benign, as well, with near normal temps and precip.
I think we can safely say that our weather has entered a quiet and, shall we say, boring pattern? (ha) Seventy-four years ago today we had troops in Europe that would have given anything for a boring weather forecast. Today is the anniversary of D-Day, one of the most decisive battles in all of World War II.
The weather forecast for Europe this time of year can be a lot trickier than weather forecasting around here. That forecast was crucial and could ultimately determine victory or defeat for the D-Day battle. This was 74 years ago and the science of meteorology was rough around the edges, to put it lightly. To make matters worse, you had a split between the American forecasters and the European forecasters. Who could you trust to be right?
A few years ago, the History Channel published a great, short article on the trivial weather forecast for D-Day. I’m including it below.
The remembrance of those who gave so much for our way of life here must always extend beyond Memorial Day. That remembrance should stay close to our hearts every day of the year.
You all be sure and enjoy this day.