Memorial Day Look Ahead

Good Monday, everyone. On this Memorial Day, let’s remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for this amazing country of ours. To those serving today, I extend a big thank you for everything you do.

Today also marks the unofficial kickoff to summer, but the setup continues to be rather blah for summer fans. Highs on this Memorial Day will be in the upper 70s with a couple of low 80s showing up. Things are mainly dry, but I can’t rule out something isolated going up.

The pattern over the next few days will feature temps around normal or a bit below as we wrap up May. A couple of showers and storms will try to go up, with a much more active pattern looming later this week into the weekend. That’s when a decent trough digs back into the region…

The rainfall forecast from the GFS for the next week and change shows the active thunderstorm setup…

This overall wetter than normal setup is likely to carry us into the start of Summer, and maybe through the summer. The GFS Ensembles for the next two weeks show a lot of action across the east…

Notice the big blob of rain in the southern Gulf of Mexico. There have been some hints of early season tropical development there. We shall see.

How about the rain numbers through the 4th of July? There’s no shortage of rain across much of the country on the CFS…

Keep in mind, that’s a smoothed out average!

The CFS for June-August shows a lot of above normal rains throughout our part of the world…

With the above normal rains, the model also sees a lot of normal to cooler than normal numbers for the summer…

Have a great Memorial Day and take care.

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9 Responses to Memorial Day Look Ahead

  1. Jeff Hamlin says:

    We need to dry out, at least a bit.

    • MichaelT says:

      Send some of that moisture my way. We got stiffed.

      • David in Gtown says:

        I’m with Michael. There has to be a big doughtnut hole from last weekend’s rain centered in SW Scott County. No complaints though, we were able to hold our son’s graduation party outside all day Saturday with no issues other than distant thunder and a couple of raindrops.

  2. Schroeder says:

    Thanks Chris, It’s fun to make long range weather forecast and we tend to make the forecast that suits us. We will have summer, that’s a given. How it turns out we will know when it ends. Have a great memorial day.

  3. Allen says:

    Going out to water the sod I put down Friday hoping to take advantage of the forecast rain. : ) Less than a quarter of an inch in the rain gauge on the south side of Lexington.

    But I sure enjoyed the beautiful weather!

    And thank you to everyone on this blog who served, is serving or had a family member serve, especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
    God bless

  4. Lorie says:

    It will be a difficult summer for cutting hay

  5. Coffeelady says:

    Thanks Chris. And thank you to those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice for this nation. On this Memorial Day, we remember you. As far as the weather goes, hope to see some sunshine today. We actually made it through yesterday here with no rain to speak of. But Saturday night was a different story. We had 2 inches in a 30 minute period, and lost power for about 6 1/2 hours, due to the storm that seemed to be never ending. LOL and trees down along with torrential rain made repairs difficult. I just appreciated the fact that they were out there working on it as soon as it was safe to do so. Hope everyone has a safe, happy, and peaceful Memorial Day.

  6. BubbaG says:

    Darn, with this outlook little chance to mess with CB with drought talk. That is the one topic that CB just “loves” to talk about 😉

  7. Chris Mercer says:

    Upper 70’s and lower 80’s are normal for this time of year. In fact, the average high for Lexington for the first of June is 79 degrees. Glad to see some normal weather for a change!

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