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Tuesday, May 22

Somewhat Unsettled at Times Today

Written by John DiPasquale:

Scattered showers & storms with any storm developing this afternoon having the potential to drop some a good amount of rain in a short amount of time, which could lead to a bit of flooding spots.  Temperatures will be cooler than it has been, with highs topping out in the low to mid 70s amongst some humidity. 

The shower/storm activity will slide to the south & east later this afternoon into the evening, as the weakening cold front slowly pushes to the east.  Tonight will be more comfy for snoozing with areas of fog developing after a couple of early showers & storms.  Lows tonight will drop into the 50s. 

Wednesday will feature some sun & warm temperatures with highs up near 80, cooler lakeside.  The heating of the day combined with the dieing cold front/boundary not too far to the south could scare up a couple of showers & storms during the afternoon & evening, especially south. 

A broad southerly flow of very warm & more humid air will develop in advance of a intensifying storm out across the Plains & Western Great Lakes for Thursday & Friday, leading to a very warm & increasingly muggy end to the week.  Highs on Thursday & Friday will be well into the 80s, with a few scattered showers & storms likely popping up later each day, especially Friday, but there will be a lot of dry time both days.  Any storm that does develop, especially Friday, will have the potential to be strong to severe.  Also, you will not be able to find relief in lakeshore communities from the heat later Thursday & Friday due to a strong enough gradient flow from the south preventing the lake breeze from developing. 

It should turn cooler, more comfy, for Saturday although remain warm with intervals of sun & the threat of a couple of showers & storms later Saturday, as Friday evening's cold front tries to push back through as a warm front.  The big question for Sunday & Monday (Memorial Day) is will the warm front make it through or stay to the south for the majority of the holiday weekend?  At this time, it looks like it will sneak through sometime Saturday night/Sunday resulting in some big heat & humidity later Sunday into Memorial Day.  As of now, it looks like we will experience a lot of dry time over the holiday weekend, which is great news for your outdoor plans & memorials, but of course this could change between now & then so stay tuned to News 8 throughout the week for the very latest. 

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