As we reach the end of May we can take a look back at what we have seen so far this month for weather. It has been a wild month overall with temperatures both well below average to well above average each week.
To start the month we had a week of well below average temperatures in the low 50s and upper 40s, thanks to an upper air omega block, which then transitioned east over us by the second week bringing us above average temperatures and dry conditions. Even with all of the rain we saw the first week of the month, we still are well below average for precipitation.
Tomorrow we see some of the remnants from now Tropical Depression Bonnie impact the region.
Bonnie was downgraded from a Tropical Storm this morning as it impacted the coast of South Carolina and will continue to weaken as it travels into North Carolina over the next few days. The precipitation shield extends well to the north of the storm, so we will be in for a soaker for most of the day tomorrow for Memorial Day. Make sure to pack those umbrellas and raincoats as you will need them for any cookouts or services you may be attending. Here is a look at one model’s output for precipitation by the afternoon.
This gives most areas in Western and Central MA between .5″-1.25″ and most of Eastern MA sees between .25″-.5″. There will be periods of locally heavy downpours and gusty winds as these are remnants of a Tropical Storm, so be on the lookout for that. Other than the rain, it will be a warm and muggy day with Highs in the low to mid 70s.
Thanks for reading and have a great Memorial Day! Be sure to remember all those who have lost their lives to fight for our safety!