A mix of clouds and sunshine will prevail most of the day, and temperatures will warm up:
Dew points will remain in the low to mid 60s:
On the Muggy Meter, those dew points rank between “Meh” and “Yuck.”Factor the heat and humidity together, and it will feel more like the low 90s this afternoon.
The Memorial Day weekend forecast brings us more of the same — warm (even hot) and muggy, with at least a chance of storms every day. Right now it looks like the best chance of storms will be Saturday:
Even then, I’m not confident enough in the rain chances to even call it a 50-50 shot of getting wet. I’m also not confident enough in the lower chances Sunday and Monday to completely remove rain from the forecast. Go ahead with your outdoor activities, just have an indoor alternative in mind and be ready to adjust if needed.
An indoor alternative will also be a good idea if you’re heading to the East Coast — a developing tropical system in the Atlantic Ocean is likely (90% chance according to the National Hurricane Center) to become a tropical depression or a tropical storm:
As a refresher, tropical depressions are weaker than tropical storms…depressions get a number, storms get a name. This one’s name would be Bonnie if its sustained winds reach 39 mph. Regardless of its strength, it’s likely to spread wet weather from Norfolk all the way down to Daytona Beach, as the center of the system moves northwest:
Around here, the late-May heat wave will continue into the first day of June, until a better chance of storms develops Wednesday night and Thursday along a cold front that will break the back of the heat wave:
Last batch of nerd-links as we head into the holiday…your daily dose of geekiness will return on Tuesday.
- If you don’t read anything else this weekend, read this: Tornado Town, USA. Why Moore, Oklahoma is the Tornado Alley of Tornado Alley.
- Historical weather: 200 years ago was the “year without a summer” thanks to the largest volcanic eruption in human history.
- Climate changes happen on other planets too: according to radar images, Mars is coming out of an ice age.
- Spiral galaxies are cool, and complicated.
- There are four fundamental forces of nature: the strong nuclear force, the weak nuclear force, electromagnetism, and gravity. But a Hungarian physics lab thinks they’ve found a fifth.
- Well, this is terrifying: a “superbug” that doesn’t even react to last-ditch antibiotics has made its way to the United States.
- A great use of several different forms of technology — an augmented reality visor that lets firefighters see through smoke.
- If you think all politicians sound the same, well…science says you’re right on the money.
- Which of the 100 biggest U.S. cities has the best parks system? (Spoiler: it’s not Nashville.)
- My new favorite Instagram account: caninehappyhour. The pictures are great, because a Minneapolis family put a GoPro camera on their dog‘s collar.