Good Thursday to you!
We started your morning with some pretty dense fog around the Valley, but that has all eroded and now we’ll look forward to a fantastic afternoon:
Isolated, passing showers will be possible late this afternoon, mainly east of I-65, but I certainly would not expect a washout. Any rainfall will be light and brief.
The clouds that move through this afternoon will move out overnight, but more clouds move in for tomorrow morning. Lows will bottom out in the mid 50s! (Huntsville has not seen lows in the 50s since May 15th, when the morning low was 59°.)
Speaking of cooler weather, expect highs tomorrow in the mid to upper 70s. We’ll begin the day with a partly to mostly cloudy sky, but we’ll be mostly sunny going into the afternoon.
Memorial Day Weekend:
Aren’t weekends even better when they’re holiday weekends?!
I know. I’m not really a fan either…
Fortunately, we’ll rebound to the upper 70s and low 80s for the afternoon, under a sunny sky. (Think of it as a great night to open the windows and switch off the AC!)
Sunday looks nice, as well, although some models do indicate a slight chance for a passing shower or two. We’ll call it partly cloudy with highs in the low to mid 80s.
For Memorial Day itself, models continue to bicker. Let me show you what I mean…
The GFS (just one model we use to bring you an accurate forecast) keeps us dry as a bone on Sunday. The following snapshot is for 1:00 PM Sunday afternoon:
In fact, not only is this model saying, “Nope, no rain!” on Sunday…it keeps us dry until as late as next FRIDAY!
The ECMWF (Euro), however, is marching to the beat of a different drum. Here’s a snapshot from the guidance for 1:00 PM Sunday:
This model keeps most of the rain and thunderstorm activity north of the Tennessee River on Sunday, but brings in more widespread rain for Monday and Tuesday. Both models are in agreement with a rain-free Wednesday and a dry Thursday.
See what I mean about these models bickering? They may come into closer agreement as we go through the weekend, but for now, expect isolated showers and storms Monday and Tuesday. The middle of the week looks excellent. Temperature-wise, we warm back up into the mid and upper 80s by Tuesday.
After a brief break from the humidity to round out this work week and start the weekend, models indicate that dew points will rise back into the 60s next week:
I leave you, as always, with your 7-Day Forecast:
Be sure to join Chief Meteorologist Spencer Denton, Meteorologist Ari Sarsalari, and Meteorologist Merry Perry on WAAY-31 First News at 4, 5, and 10. You can also catch Ari on our sister station, Fox 54, at 9 PM. (Our native Tennesse Valley-an and weather producer, Ben Luna, is also on social media: @benlunawx)
Have a wonderful Thursday, and congratulations to all of those students around the Valley rounding out the school year today! GREAT JOB!
- Samantha Smith
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