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Holiday weekend is near and showers Sunday look likely

Posted: 4:26 PM, May 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-23 20:39:44-04

Thursday was a generally cloudy day over the area. The good news of the forecast is that Friday looks like a nice day, partly cloudy skies and warmer temperatures with 70s at the coastal valleys and upper 70s inland. However this is a bit of a tease, clouds increase Saturday and temps will drop 5-10 degrees from Friday’s highs.

Sunday a low drops into California as part of the large upper level trough over The West.

Dave Hovde-KSBY

The unseasonable weather is caused by this larger upper level trough over The West.. it has been a stubborn re-appearing feature for weeks now.

Dave Hovde-KSBY

The forecast for the holiday weekend remains largely unchanged…Sunday showers. Our high-res model is showing a morning arrival Sunday…but also a departure by Monday.

Sunday morning rain looks likely with some lingering scattered showers into the evening before the low lifts out leaving Memorial Day dry outside of a slight chance of a morning shower.

Dave Hovde-KSBY

Here is a look at the cumulative rain potential thru Sunday. I think most places will get .25″ or less.

I think most of the area stays under .25″ from the Sunday rainfall.

The system will knock temps back into the 60s.

Monday partly cloudy skies and wamrer temps return. Mid 60s for the beaches with lower 70s inland. Tuesday inland temps may actually hit 80.

The extended forecast is a bit of a mess. Models are again breaking off another cut-off low which could drift south leading to more clouds, and cool temps. At times models have even suggested early June showers, but right now I would go with a dry forecast after this Sunday rain until stronger indications materialize.