The Memorial Day weekend weather was marvelous, but prepare for the summertime blues during the last week of May.
High temperatures are expected along the Atlantic Coast of the United States this week with high temperatures at or above 80-90 F.
In the South, actual temperatures will run 5-10 degrees above average with some temperatures topping 90 most afternoons in most locations. The cooler spots along the East will be right along the coast, especially the south-facing beaches.
Use caution when venturing too far into the water. Surf temperatures this time of the year range from the 50s along much of the New England coast to the 60s over the southern mid-Atlantic.
Rainfall will be limited across the region this week. The system responsible for flooding over Texas and the Plains will lift northward rather than swing eastward. Even though temperatures will venture well above average for the end of May, midsummer like warmth is no stranger at this time of the year.
Record high temperatures are well into the 90s during late May for most locations of the Northeast.
A press of cool air toward the end of the month is looking less dramatic than originally thought.
Temperatures are forecast to dip slightly on Thursday into Friday as a front drifts from the Great Lakes to the coast and then weakens.
However, even with a slight cooling trend toward the end of the week, the combination of temperature, humidity and other conditions will make for a broad area of midsummer like temperatures from the Midwest to the Atlantic coast.
To complicate things, this is Hurricane Preparedness Week and you know what that means. It only takes one storm to change our lives and our community. Tropical cyclones are among nature's most powerful and destructive phenomenon. Even areas well away from the coastline can be threatened by dangerous flooding, destructive winds and tornadoes from these storms. The National Hurricane Center issues watches, warnings, forecasts, and analyses of hazardous tropical weather.