The timing is working out well for this weekend. Yesterday there were heavy downpours as an area of low pressure moved through the region.
The rain was very heavy, and it added up in the rain gauges. Here are some of the rain totals for the area:
My weather watcher Doris on the Eastern Shore had 1.25″ of rain. Donna in Blackwater (southern Virginia Beach) had 2.3″. Meanwhile Greg in Currituck NC did not need rain. Luckily he only had 0.2″. That system is outta heeere today. It is way out over the ocean. High pressure is building in from the northwest.
Winds will be out of the north/northwest at 10-15mph. We’ll be very dry today and for the next 2 days. Highs will be in the mid 70s. There will be lots of sunshine. Tonight a weak cool front will move through the area. There won’t be any precipitation with it. However, tomorrow we’ll be a little cool behind that system. Highs will only be in the upper 60s to low 7os. The average high temperature for this time of year is in the upper 70s. As high pressure sits over the region and drifts around Sunday into Monday we’ll warm up. Highs will be in the upper 70s on Sunday with fair skies. We’ll be in the low 80s for Memorial Day itself. It will be good for fun and for memorial services. That will be the better day to head to any pools or beaches. Just watch for the crowds. Have a great weekend!
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler