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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

mid-may variables... (pm.10.may.17)>

Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 63.1F (17.3C)
High temp: 80.9F (27.2C)
Rainfall: 0.11" (3mm)

As May evenings go, this one is pretty close to perfect, I'd say.  The day is ending as it began -- with clear skies and comfortable temperatures -- but right in the middle of the day, we again had to contend with a bout of thundershowers.  Sunshine boosted temps to the 80ºF mark this morning by noon, but rapidly increasing clouds and and that round of mainly light showers between about 1:30 and 2:10pm caused the temp to drop to the day's low.  Then, almost full sunshine returned by 3:00pm or so, sending the thermometer back above the 80ºF mark.  A bit of a roller-coaster of a day, but when all is said and done it's been a pretty good one.

Our weather pattern is not totally settled and stable, obviously, with still a risk of some isolated shower/thunder development again overnight into Thursday.  But another surge of warmer air aloft should give us a bit more stability on Friday and Saturday, lowering the chance of thundershowers, and also boosting temps back into the range we were experiencing earlier in the week.  We could be pushing 90ºF/32ºC once again over the weekend.

Disturbances aloft will begin knocking on the door again as early as Sunday evening, but more likely on Monday into Tuesday of next week -- and that will again bring us a mentionable chance of some random/roaming showers and thunderstorms somewhere in our vicinity.  But as I've said a few times lately... summertime temps are here to stay, apart from some temporary relief during and just after a round of thundershowers.