5/4 – Rob’s “May The 4th” Weekend Forecast

The area of high-pressure over the Gulf that has been bringing summer-like temps will begin weakening today. Temperatures will again reaching into the mid to upper 80s inland, although may be just a smidgen cooler (1 or 2 degrees) than yesterday with weakening ridge.

Rain chances elevate Saturday as a frontal boundary moves into the lower Mississippi Valley. I have kept a forecast with a 30% rain chance through most of the area but with total rainfall likely not even a tenth of an inch. Precip chances will be falling off quickly after sunset as daytime heating ceases. Rain will be south and east of the area by sunrise Sunday.

The remainder of the forecast period, through middle of next week, looks to be quiet at this time. Troughs passing from west to east across the country will be too far north to bring any boundaries of focus to the area. Slightly above normal temps will return next week as well

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