An Early Taste of Summer
By Michael J. Ring
Although it’s still only early May, today’s weather could easily be mistaken for late June as we enjoy some of the highest temperatures thus far this year.
The weather across the country is fairly quiet, with the most prominent feature being a low pressure system and cold front moving across the Tennessee Valley. As circulation around the low pressure system is anticlockwise, southerly winds occur to the east of the system. This will carry warm air up the length of the East Coast today, with temperatures reaching the 80s F in Washington, D.C. We will fall a few degrees short of that, but the weather will be pleasantly warm nonetheless.
While today is the warmest day in the forecast, the weather will be pleasant and mild through early next week.
Today: Sunny and warm. High near 78 F (26 C).
Tonight: Mostly cloudy and mild. Low near 56 F (13 C).
Saturday: Partly cloudy and still mild, though not as warm as today. High near 70 F (21 C).
Saturday night: Clear and cooler. Low near 46 F (8 C).
Sunday: Sunny and pleasant, but more seasonable temperatures. High near 64 F (18 C). Low near 45 F (7 C).
Monday: Continued sunny and seasonable, with highs again near 64 F (18 C).