Monday, 18 June, 2018

Peta's Forecast - Record Heat Blazing the Metro This Weekend

Near record setting temperatures, storm chances this weekend. Memorial Day weekend 2018: Storms, clouds dominate forecast
Melissa Porter | 28 May, 2018, 20:40

An upper level ridge is expected to build in the area this weekend, leading to hot temperatures and mainly dry conditions for Saturday and Sunday.

MEMORIAL DAY: Our thunderstorm chances now look to subside for Memorial Day, though we will be a bit cooler with mostly cloudy skies.

Western Massachusetts will reach highs in the mid-70s Monday, while Boston should see a high of about 64 degrees, he said.

The average high for Duluth at this time of year is about 65 degrees. This storm will probably not impact us in a much weaker state until late next week into the start of next weekend with some showers and a few storms.

Overnight, expect mostly cloudy skies with mayyyybe a spot shower north of the Metro.

The center of the storm is expected to remain west of the Ocala area, but there is some potential for tornadoes and flooding. That's not far off from Cleveland's record of 92 degrees set in 2012, which also stands as the hottest Memorial Day since at least 1970.

Risky levels of heat are planned for Memorial Day.

Winds will be calm and the humidity will high throughout the day.

WEDNESDAY: There will be a 60 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms.

Showers and storms will take shape Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Tuesday: Sunny. High near 83.

THURSDAY: There will be a 70 percent chance of rain and possibly a thunderstorm.

Friday: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms.