Another pleasant day over the area but we will be working onto the backside of high pressure today. That will turn winds to the south and allow much warmer air in for the holiday weekend. Drying rates remain very fast with high evaporation. We still do not have any rain threat in the forecast until the latter part of next week.
Temps today are near normal, we are above normal for this weekend and next week. Humidity values start to climb at midweek. The increase in moisture in the atmosphere along with the heat will trigger more instability. That is causing us to put some scattered showers and thunderstorms into the forecast overnight next Thursday night and Friday, with another round Friday night into Saturday. We likely see this pattern hold through the end of the weekend too. The map below shows rain totals from these heat based pop up showers from Thursday overnight through Saturday. Coverage each day/night will be 60% or less, but combined we see some pretty decent coverage. This rain will come at the right time, as the 2 weeks of dryness preceding will have many “needing a rain” by the end of next week, and actually sooner than that.
The extended forecast has mostly dry weather to start through Tuesday the 6th. A slow, sagging front can bring a threat of showers for Wednesday the 7th, then dry weather returns to finish out that first full week of June.