Highs on Thursday will be the highest of the week, topping out in many areas below 7,000′ at or above 80 degrees.
Here are the forecasted highs for Wednesday
And for Thursday, that 78 is at the airport, so likely a few degrees warmer in town.
This weekend and going into next week things will cool slightly but continue above normal.
Here are the temperature anomalies for next week showing the slightly above-average temps from May 3rd through the 10th. Notice the colder temperatures for the remaining 2/3rds of the US.
At this point, it does not make a lot of sense to look much further down the road. But most of the long term models right now show slightly above average temperatures for us and below normal precipitation for the majority of the Northern Hemisphere.
Most of the people I follow are predicting an active hurricane season for the east coast of the United States. I have also read that there is a direct correlation to a colder than average May for the eastern 2/3rds of the US and a high number of landfalling hurricanes for the east coast of the US. This was the case in 2005 and 2008. 2005 was the longest and most active hurricane season in history and also was the costliest. 2008 I believe was the third costliest season on record. Interesting to note the deadliest hurricane season, as in most recorded deaths, was 1780. Now that’s a trivia question you could ask 10,000 people and nobody would know the answer!
In case you missed my post yesterday, I am going to do the drawing for the contest on Friday. I will notify the winners via email first because some have indicated that they didn’t want to be included in the drawing. If they tell me they decline the prize I will draw again. Once I have the 5 winners for sure, I will announce them and will make arrangements to deliver the prizes.
If you didn’t donate and enter before and you still want to you have until Friday morning. Thanks for following!