Monday, May 25, 2015

This Date in Weather History for May 25,2015 from weatherforyou.com

Weather History
For Monday,May 25 (Memorial Day),2015
 
 
 
 
1917 - A tornado ripped through southeast Kansas, traveling 65 mph. The average speed was a record for any tornado. (The Weather Channel)
1955 - Two tornadoes struck the town of Blackwell, OK, within a few minutes time during the late evening. The tornadoes killed 18 persons and injured more than 500 others. Early the next morning a tornado virtually obliterated the small community of Udall KS killing 80 persons and injuring 270 persons. More than half the persons in the community were killed or injured by the tornado. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
1987 - Thunderstorms spawned fifteen tornadoes in West Texas. One thunderstorm spawned a powerful tornado near Gruver, TX, along with golf ball size hail and 75 mph winds. A man on a boat on Lake Bistineau in northwest Louisiana was struck and killed by lightning, while the other three persons in the boat were unharmed. The man reportedly stood up in the boat and asked to be struck by lightning. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
1988 - Unseasonably cool weather prevailed in the Upper Midwest. Marquette, MI, reported a record low of 26 degrees. Thunderstorms in the north central U.S. produced wind gusts to 62 mph at Idaho Falls, ID, and produced 4 inches of rain in less than four hours in northern Buffalo County. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
1989 - Thunderstorms developing ahead of a strong cold front produced severe weather from Oklahoma to Ohio through the day and night. Thunderstorms spawned nine tornadoes, and there were 155 reports of large hail and damaging winds. Hail three and a half inches in diameter was reported at Dittmer, MO, and thunderstorm winds gusting to 90 MPH caused twenty million dollars damage at Rockville IN. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
1990 - Evening thunderstorms spawned four tornadoes in Kansas and Missouri, and there were three dozen reports of large hail or damaging winds. Thunderstorms produced hail two inches in diameter at Cole Camp, and wind gusts to 72 mph at Rosebud. Heavy thunderstorm rains produced flash flooding in central Missouri. Flood waters swept through Washington State Park southwest of Saint Louis, and nearly one hundred persons had to be rescued from water as much as twenty feet deep. The flood waters swept away a number of vehicles, some were carried as much as four miles away. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

Frequent Storms, Flooding to Diminish in Texas During June

By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
May 25,2015; 8:20PM,EDT
 
 
Severe storm- and flood-weary residents of Texas and the southern Plains will soon get a break as a change in the weather pattern develops.

According to AccuWeather Chief Long Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok, "We expect the jet stream to weaken and pull northward over the United States moving forward into early June."
The jet stream is a river of fast-moving air high above the ground that can enhance rainfall and affect thunderstorm intensity under certain conditions.
"With the weaker jet stream, farther north storms will tend to be less frequent and somewhat less intense over Texas and the southern Plains," Pastelok said.

There will still be some shower and thunderstorm activity over the South Central states, which is good news from a drought and reservoir-filling standpoint. However, with less rain less often, the coverage and severity of flooding will tend to diminish.
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Some moisture will still be present over the South Central states. This moisture when combined with intense June sunshine and heating will still produce a risk of widely separated or infrequent severe thunderstorms in the region.
Rainfall from much of Texas to Kansas is likely to be close to average, rather than the two to five times the monthly average that has occurred during May.

One such round of storms may occur late this week as a weaker storm relative to other systems this spring rolls out of the Rockies.

The area of frequent rain and thunderstorms is likely to shift farther east moving forward into June.
According to AccuWeather Meteorologist Mark Paquette, "A slight dip in the jet stream is likely to set up over the Mississippi Valley, which would tend to pump moisture into the Southeastern states during June."
An uptick in the frequency of severe weather may also occur farther north over the Plains and Midwest with the pattern change.
A wild card in diminished rainfall for the South Central states would be the track of moisture from a tropical system forecast to develop in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
Having a tropical system form in these waters this time of the year is not uncommon, nor is the potential for heavy rain reaching the Mexico coast.
However, for that moisture to make the trip over the mountains and into Texas this time of year is highly unlikely.
"What is most likely is for the tropical system to diminish over the cool waters farther north in the Pacific, before having impact the U.S.," Paquette said.
 

First Tropical Storm of the Year in Eastern Pacific May Develop This Week

By Eric Leister, Meteorologist
May 25,2015; 8:14PM,EDT
 
 
The first tropical system of the year in the Eastern Pacific Ocean may develop over the next week as AccuWeather is monitoring several areas across the basin.
The main threat for tropical development is located about 1,500 miles to the south-southeast of the southern tip of Baja California.

A disturbance further to the west was first monitored over the holiday weekend. However, the right ingredients never came together for further development and now that disturbance is an atmosphere that is less conducive for tropical development. Thus, we are no longer concerned about this disturbance.
A bigger concern will brew later in the week as a large area of unsettled weather sits west of Central America and south of Mexico.
As the week progresses, these showers and thunderstorms will become more organized into a broad area of low pressure which could then eventually become a named tropical system during the middle or later part of the week.
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While initially there would be no impacts to land from this potential tropical system, a drift to the north or northeast would bring potentially heavy rainfall and damaging winds to southwestern Mexico.
Anyone with interests in Mexico or northern parts of Central America should closely monitor the potential for a tropical system to impact the region late next week.
Contributions by Meteorologist Adam Douty
 

2015 French Open: Mild Weather to Greet Players, Spectators as Play Begins

By Kevin Byrne, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
May 25,2015; 8:12PM,EDT
 
 
The second major tennis tournament of the year began on Sunday, as the world's best players begin their quest for the 2015 French Open title at Roland Garros in Paris.
The tournament, which runs until June 7, is expected to have few weather disruptions as first-round play begins.
The tournament began dry on Sunday with slightly warmer-than-normal temperatures, but a cold front came through the city on Monday bringing cooler temperatures and a bit stronger of a breeze.
Plenty of sunshine was experienced during the afternoon hours Monday.
After the passage of the front, cooler air will move in for the early part of the week, which will bring temperatures down slightly to around 17-19 C (mid-60s F) into Tuesday, stated AccuWeather Meteorologist Dave Samuhel. The temperatures will warm slightly on Wednesday back to near 20 C (68 F) in advance of the next front slated to move through on Thursday.
What sets the French Open apart from the three other major tennis championships (Australian Open, U.S. Open and Wimbledon) is the clay surface on the Roland Garros courts and the weather is expected to play a significant role in the outcome of the event, Tennis Channel Analyst and retired American tennis pro, Justin Gimelstob said.
"As we have seen in past years, the warmer conditions, lighter air, creates a dynamic where the ball moves through the air quicker and is more explosive bouncing off the surface," Gimelstob said. "The warmer, drier conditions also affects the topsoil of the court surface."
These conditions are extremely favorable to nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal, who relies on extreme racket head speed and excessive topspin, Gimelstob said.
The Patrouille de France flies over the stadium prior to the final of the French Open tennis tournament between Spain's Rafael Nadal and Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
Warm and dry weather allows the clay to become thinner, which makes it hard for players to get traction and keep their footing on the course. Damp and heavy conditions allow the clay to become thicker which can slow the ball down upon contacting the court surface as it picks up moisture, according to Gimelstob.
Aggressive players, such as Roger Federer and Serena Williams, would benefit from the lighter conditions, while heavier conditions favor players who can generate their own pace and produce a flatter, linear trajectory on their shots. Those players include Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova, Gimelstob said.
In 2014, a cool and unsettled start to the tournament placed a premium on defensive skills before warmer weather arrived for the later rounds.
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The grounds crew at Roland Garros faces a substantial task keeping the courts ready for play each day. According to a recent Sports Illustrated article, four of the Roland Garros courts, including the Suzanne Lenglen stadium court, are built on concrete slabs, leading to dangerous conditions when it rains and making water drainage "tricky." Additionally, the clay can blow away in the wind, so the courts must be watered daily.
As the tournament progresses, the best players will likely be able to adjust to whatever variable court conditions they face.
"Obviously all great players can adjust to whatever conditions and variables they confront, but subtle differences move the margins in different directions and could very well have an outcome in which players are hoisting the French Open trophy in a few weeks' time," Gimelstob said.
Contributions by Meteorologist Adam Douty

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World Weather Hot Spot for May 25-26,2015 from accuweather.com

McAlester,Oklahoma,USA: Very heavy rain;received a whopping 6.16 inches of rain on Sunday (May 24,2015)

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Rainbow,Texas: Severe-&-Flooding Storms

WeatherWhys for May 25,2015 from accuweather.com

The first tropical storm to receive a female name formed in late May 1953. Tropical Storm Alice formed on May 25, 1953, in the western Caribbean and slowly tracked northward, looping a couple of times before making landfall in the Florida Panhandle on June 6. An area southwest of Lake Placid, Florida, recorded the heaviest rainfall from Alice in the United States with a total of 13.48 inches.

National Temperature and Rainfall Extremes for May 25,2015 from accuweather.com

As of 1:15AM,EDT/10:15PM,PDT




Daily U.S. Extremes

past 24 hours

  Extreme Location
High 102° Death Valley, CA
Low 29° Lake Yellowstone, WY
Precip 5.20" Austin, TX

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Rip Currents: How to Avoid the Ocean's Greatest Danger

By Mark Leberfinger, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
May 25,2015; 1:45AM,EDT
 
 
As summer approaches, people are thinking about the beach and other outdoor activities.
Summer also means that lifeguards along the East and Gulf coasts are prepared to deal with one of the greatest dangers: rip currents.
Rip currents are narrow, fast-moving channels of water that move away from the beach due to irregularities along the shoreline such as sandbars and piers, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Andy Mussoline said.
More than 85 percent (more than 600 people) of all rescues during 2013 at the 5 miles of beach at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, were the result of rip currents, Ocean Rescue Supervisor David Elder of the Kill Devil Hills Fire Department said.
"Rips are a predictable hazard," Elder said. "With accurate and timely information, lifeguards work to decrease exposure to the hazards of not only rip currents, but all beach hazards."
If caught in a rip current, the best thing to do is to swim parallel to the shore out of the rip current, Elder said.
"Don't fight the current: It's basically like being on a treadmill," he said. "Once out of the current, swim back to the shore."
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We must look for new ways to reach out to beachgoers and try to keep them safe, Elder said.
Rip currents pose serious hazards to beachgoers. (Flickr Photo/tangi bertin)
He is working on one way to better alert the public of rip current hazards: a rip-current forecast system at the National Weather Service.
The new forecast system predicts the likelihood of rip current occurrence given wave field and water level inputs from the Nearshore Wave Prediction System (a numerical wave and water level model), Oceanographer Greg Dusek of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Ocean Service said.
Rip currents are shown along a crowded beach on the Delaware shore. (Photo/NWS/Courtesy of Dr. Wendy Carey, Delaware Sea Grant).
Dusek started the research about nine years ago while a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and received help from Elder and the Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue.
"With the model, we can provide a hazardous rip current forecast every couple kilometers along the coast, every three hours, out for at least 48 hours," Dusek said.
The forecast model will be tested on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, including Kill Devil Hills, and near Miami.

How to Survive a Rip Current:

1. Always stay calm. 2. Do not fight the current.
3. Swim parallel to the shoreline while in the current. Once free of the current, swim at an angle, away from the current and towards the shore.
4. If unable to escape the rip current by swimming, float or tread water. Once the current weakens, resume swimming at an angle.
5. If unable to reach the shore, draw attention to yourself by waving or calling for help.
 

Dangerous Flood Threat to Persist in Texas, Southern Plains

By Brian Lada, Meteorologist
May 25,2015; 1:41AM,EDT
 
 
A dangerous and life-threatening flooding situation will continue into Memorial Day, across portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri.
According to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski, "Soon after one round of heavy rain and thunderstorms moves off to the east, additional rounds of storms will fire up and sweep through areas that are in flood or are teetering on the brink of flooding."
Major flooding occurred in parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas Saturday into Sunday. Additional rounds of heavy rain, flooding and the risk of severe thunderstorms will occur into Memorial Day.
"After a bit of a lull on Sunday, a new round of drenching storms, including severe weather will ramp up over central Texas to parts of Oklahoma on Monday," Sosnowski said.
Areas of rain and thunderstorms will reach all the way from Texas through the Dakotas during the Memorial Day weekend.
Holiday festivities are likely to be impacted by this weekend's rain, threatening to cancel many outdoor events and pushing cookouts indoors.

Tulsa and McAlester, Oklahoma; Wichita Falls, San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Port Arthur and Dallas, Texas; and Kansas City, Missouri, are some cities that could experience dangerous flooding.
Some locations are likely to end up with over 6 inches of rain during the holiday weekend. This is more rain than many parts of the Plains receive in all of May.
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All of this rain can create a particularly dangerous flooding situation for some communities that have already picked up a substantial amount of rain this month.
"Much of this area has received two to five times their average rainfall so far this month," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Brian Thompson.

This has left the ground saturated with water, meaning that it will not take much rain for more flooding to occur.
Multiple streams and rivers in Texas were in flood stage on Sunday, including the Blanco River at Wimberley, the Nueces River at Cotulla and the Wichita River at Wichita Falls. Record flooding was occurring along part of the Blanco River, according to the National Weather Service.
"Watch for flooded roadways," warned AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams. "Don't be in the next video of someone getting rescued from their car in raging flood waters."
Never drive through a flooded roadway. Less than a couple of feet of flowing water can sweep a vehicle downstream into deeper water. The road beneath the flood waters could have been washed away.
"Know the terrain around you when heading out to recreational areas, so you can avoid the danger of low-lying areas when flooding strikes," Abrams said.
While flash flooding is expected to be the biggest and most widespread concern, severe weather is also a concern.
Some stronger storms are also forecast to accompany the flooding downpours, bringing wind gusts past 60 mph, hail as large as golf balls and even a few tornadoes.

The greatest risk of damaging thunderstorms and a few tornadoes on Sunday evening will extend from the northwestern Gulf Coast to Arkansas, southern Missouri and western Tennessee.
Severe or not, every thunderstorm brings the danger of lightning. With it being a holiday weekend, more people are likely to want to spend some time outside when there is a break in the rain.
"Residents should monitor their local forecast pages to determine the best time to schedule outdoor plans," said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski.
"A close eye will have to be kept on the sky and AccuWeather MinuteCast® to know when to move indoors," added Pydynowski.
If you are outside, you should take note of changing weather conditions and seek shelter to stay protected from lightning if a storm is approaching.
The rain and thunderstorm activity will decrease across the region following Memorial Day, giving residents a break from the torrents of heavy rain.
Unfortunately, early indications suggest that another round of a widespread, soaking rain will move into the southern Plains by Friday.
This could deliver several more inches of rain over Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, before the month of May comes to a close, renewing the flooding danger.
While the rounds of rain will bring many negative impacts to the Plains, it has also brought some positives.
One of the most notable positive impacts is the significant improvement in the drought that has gripped the region for several years.
This is great news for farmers and ranchers across Texas and Oklahoma that rely heavily on water for their crops and cattle.
With more rain on the way, it is possible that the drought conditions may completely disappear from this portion of the country over the coming months.
The rain in the past few weeks has reached historic levels.
Heavy rains caused street around the Oklahoma City area Saturday. (Photo/Twitter user @Theycallmefrito)

Memorial Day Storms to Rattle More Than Half of US

By , Senior Meteorologist
May 25,2015; 1:40AM,EDT
 
 
Showers and thunderstorms threaten to interfere with Memorial Day festivities across more than half of the United States.
That does not mean that half of the picnics, parades and other outdoor events throughout the nation will not be able to go on as scheduled.
Monday will not be a complete washout in most communities being threatened by showers and thunderstorms. There will still be stretches of dry weather.

Residents should monitor their local forecast pages to determine the best time to schedule outdoor plans. On the actual holiday, a close eye will have to be kept on the sky and AccuWeather MinuteCast® to know when to move indoors.
Widespread severe weather is not a concern on Monday, but lightning is.
"While only a small number of storms become strong enough to produce damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes, every thunderstorm produces lightning," stated AccuWeather.com Brian Lada.
"Lightning is one of nature's deadliest phenomena, claiming roughly 55 to 60 lives every year across the United States and injuring hundreds more," added Lada.
The most active parts of the nation in terms of thunderstorms will lie from Texas and the northern Gulf Coast states to the Midwest and St. Lawrence Valley and across the northern Plains and Intermountain West.
A large corridor of showers and thunderstorms will be found on Monday from the Gulf Coast to the Midwest with steamy air in place and a storm system located over the Upper Midwest.
The morning hours will be more active than the afternoon around Chicago and St. Louis.
On the cool side of the storm, periods of rain will dampen the northern Plains--Fargo, North Dakota, included. Just south of this zone, thunderstorms will return to Nebraska with a few of the thunderstorms becoming strong in the afternoon.
The greatest concern for the thunderstorms to be heavy and trigger flash flooding lies from Texas to the lower Mississippi Valley.
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In addition to flooding downpours, the threat also exists for some of the thunderstorms in central and eastern Texas to turn severe with damaging winds, hail and an isolated tornado. San Antonio, Dallas and Houston are among the communities at risk.

Meanwhile, the thunderstorms set to develop from the eastern Gulf Coast and Georgia to the eastern Tennessee Valley will mainly be limited to the afternoon and spottier in nature. Most of the Carolinas will stay dry.
Along the leading edge of the surging warm and humid air, a steadier band of rain and thunderstorms threatens to cause more significant disruptions to holiday plans across the upper Great Lakes.
The eastern extent of this wet weather will nose into the St. Lawrence Valley, while the rest of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic remain dry and turn warmer.
Two other storm systems will work to keep a large part from the Rockies to the Cascades and Sierra unsettled with showers and thunderstorms. The afternoon hours will be the most active time of the holiday.
Anyone planning to spend Monday at a national park or forest, including Yellowstone or Rocky Mountain, should have a plan in place of where to seek shelter during a thunderstorm.
As soon as thunder is heard, the risk of being struck by lightning is present.
The Desert Southwest and the immediate West Coast should escape wet weather on Memorial Day. In the Southwest, that means residents will have to remain diligent when participating in some holiday festivities to avoid starting a brush or wildfire.
Away from the contiguous United States, showers will dot Alaska and a few windward communities on Hawaii this Memorial Day. The shower chance will come after Fairbanks, Alaska, experiences a rare feat of recording a high greater than Phoenix on Saturday.

Last Week of May to Feel Like Midsummer in Northeast

By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
May 25,2015; 1:37AM,EDT
 
 
Following a cool and even frosty start to the Memorial Day weekend, many areas in the Eastern states will have consistent summerlike warmth and a buildup of humidity for the last week of May.
High pressure will take up residence just off the Atlantic Coast of the United States this week. The clockwise flow of air around the high will pump very warm and humid air across the eastern third of the nation.
Fans and air conditioners will be abuzz during the afternoon and evening hours in the urban areas.
The millions heading back to work or school will be able to trade long sleeves and jackets for short sleeves, shorts and lightweight summer attire this week.

According to AccuWeather Meteorologist Ben Noll, "Daily high temperatures will be 10-20 degrees above normal on Tuesday and Wednesday in many places [of the Northeast] as the humidity rises."
Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia, are some of the cities that can expect multiple days with high temperatures at or above 90 F.
Highs will be in the 80s most days of the week in New York City and Pittsburgh. Temperatures may top 80 on one or more days around Boston with a local sea breeze mitigating the warmth.
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In the South, actual temperatures will run 5-10 degrees above average with RealFeel Temperatures topping 90 most afternoons in most locations.
The cool spots in the East will be right along the coast, especially the south-facing beaches.
For people planning a trip to the beach, use caution when venturing too far into the water. Surf temperatures this time of the year range from the 50s along much of the New England coast to the 60s over the southern mid-Atlantic.
Rainfall will be limited across the region this week. The system responsible for flooding over Texas and the Plains will lift northward rather than swing eastward.
"Afternoon thunderstorms across the higher terrain away from the coast will do a little to briefly cool the air, but sticky, uncomfortable conditions will prevail through much of the week," Noll said.

Even though temperatures will venture well above average for the end of May, midsummerlike warmth is no stranger at this time of the year.
Record high temperatures are well into the 90s during late May for most locations of the Northeast.
According to AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Tom Kines, "It was just last year, on May 26 and 27, when temperatures climbed well into the 80s and lower 90s in the mid-Atlantic."
A press of cool air toward the end of the month is looking less dramatic than originally thought.
Temperatures are forecast to dip slightly on Thursday into Friday as a front drifts from the Great Lakes to the coast and weakens.
However, even with a slight cooling trend toward the end of the week, the combination of temperature, humidity and other conditions will make for a broad area of midsummerlike RealFeel Temperatures from the Midwest to the Atlantic coast.

Warmth and humidity will likely hold or build along the Atlantic Seaboard during the last weekend of May as a second front approaches from the Midwest and slows.
 

Southeast: Memorial Day Weekend Swimmers Face Rip Currents.

By , Senior Meteorologist
May 25,2015; 1:34AM,EDT
 
 
People heading to the Southeast coast for a a dip in the Atlantic Ocean this Memorial Day holiday weekend are being put on alert for dangerous rip currents.
While the Atlantic is still too chilly for more than a short dip farther to the north, waters off the Southeast coast are more enticing for swimmers.
Water temperatures range from the middle 70s from southern North Carolina to the lower 80s offshore of South Florida.

Further fueling the temptation for swimmers will be air temperatures approaching or rising into the 80s daily and building humidity.
One thing that will keep residents and vacationers from wading too deep is the threat of rip currents.
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The danger exists from the Outer Banks of North Carolina to Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head, South Carolina, to Jacksonville Beach, Daytona Beach and Miami, Florida.
Tybee Island, Georgia, lifeguards reported multiple rip currents earlier on Saturday. No rescues or injuries had resulted, as of the late morning hours.
The rip currents will result from an area of high pressure causing a gusty breeze to blow directly onshore.
A separate threat zone for the holiday weekend will exist along the northern Gulf Coast, including Pensacola Beach, Florida.
Due to the rip current risk, beachgoers are urged to only swim where lifeguards are present.
For those that do get caught in a rip current, it is important to stay calm. You can first attempt to escape the current by swimming parallel to the coast. If you remain trapped, you should then either float or tread water until the current eventually weakens.
Seas will not be extremely rough, but choppy enough--ranging from 3 feet to as high as 6 feet along the east coast of Florida--that operators of small craft should use caution.
Beachgoers from southern South Carolina to Florida will also have to contend with some clouds and a stray shower or thunderstorm this Memorial Day holiday weekend. That is especially true for the South Carolina and Georgia beaches on Monday.
The entire weekend will definitely not be a washout with the shower and thunderstorm activity set to be spotty in nature. Skies will otherwise be partly to mostly sunny.

Along the northern Gulf Coast, thunderstorm activity will increase through the weekend with flooding downpours targeting Louisiana and Texas.
Anyone on the beach should seek shelter as soon as thunder is heard. Thunder is a tell-tale sign that the risk of lightning is present.
Since the noise from crashing waves can make it difficult to hear thunder, AccuWeather MinuteCast® is another tool to stay ahead of any thunderstorm.
 

New York City metro-area forecast for May 24-July 7,2015 from accuweather.com

Here's the 45-day weather forecast for the New York City metro-area for the period of the last week of May,all of June,and the first week of July (May 24-July 7),2015 from accuweather.com








Tonight,May 24-25: Turning warmer than recent nights with variable cloudiness and a low temperature dropping to the upper 50's to lower 60's,overnight.As of 2AM,EDT,May 25,it's 58 degrees and clear with 80% humidity,in White Plains,NY,and it's 66 degrees and clear,with 56% humidity,in New York City.

Tomorrow,May 25: Memorial Day 2015 will be turning even warmer,with morning cloudiness giving way to some sun and a high temperature in the middle 80's.

Tomorrow night,May 25-26: Remaining partly cloudy and warm with a low temperature dropping to the middle 60's,overnight.

Tuesday,May 26: Becoming partly sunny,stormy,very warm,and humid with a scattered late-afternoon thunderstorm possible and a high temperature in the middle 80's,once again.Becoming mainly clear,warm,and muggy with a low temperature dropping to 65-70 degrees,overnight.

Wednesday,May 27: Remaining partly sunny,very warm,and humid with a chance for a scattered afternoon shower or thunderstorm possible and a high temperature in the lower and middle 80's.Becoming cloudy,rainy,and stormy,but remaining very warm and muggy for the end of May and the end of spring with spotty evening rain showers possible and a low temperature dropping to 65-70 degrees,once again,overnight.

Thursday,May 28: Remaining unseasonably very warm and humid and stormy with times of clouds and sun and a chance for a scattered afternoon thunderstorm continuing and a high temperature of 80-85 degrees.Remaining unseasonably warm and muggy with clearing and a low temperature dropping to the middle 60's,overnight.

Friday,May 29: Remaining unseasonably very warm for the end of May and the unofficial start of summer with early sunshine mixing with some clouds and a high temperature of 80-85 degrees,once again.Remaining partly cloudy,warm,and muggy with a low temperature dropping to the middle 60's, once again,overnight.

Saturday,May 30: Remaining unseasonably very warm and humid for the end of May with periods of clouds and sunshine and a high temperature,for the third straight day,of 80-85 degrees.Becoming mostly cloudy,rainy,stormy,warm,and muggy for the end of May with a scattered shower or thunderstorm possible and a low temperature dropping to 60-65 degrees,overnight.

Sunday,May 31: May of 2015 ends not as warm as recent days with a mix of clouds and intervals of sunshine and a high temperature of around 80 degrees.Turning cloudy,rainy,and cooler than recent nights with considerable cloudiness and occasional rain and a chance for a thunderstorm and a low temperature dropping to 55-60 degrees,overnight.

Monday,June 1: June of 2015 begins remaining cloudy and rainy,but turning much cooler/colder than recent days as it turns unseasonably cool,with a thick cloud cover and a chance for thunderstorms and a high temperature of just 65-70 degrees.Remaining cloudy,rainy,raw,dank,and dreary,with a chance for more rain and a thunderstorm and a low temperature dropping to the lower and middle 50's, overnight.

Tuesday,June 2: Remaining cloudy,rainy,raw,and a bit cool for the beginning of June with considerable cloudiness and a chance for more rain and flooding possible and a high temperature only in the upper 60's to lower 70's.Remaining rather cloudy,but turning warmer than recent nights with a low temperature dropping to 60-65 degrees,overnight.

Wednesday,June 3: Turning warmer than recent days with times of clouds and sun and a chance for spotty rain showers and a high temperature of 75-80 degrees.Turning mainly clear,warm,and muggy with a low temperature dropping to the lower and middle 60's,overnight.

Thursday,June 4: Becoming partly sunny and warm with a high temperature of around 80 degrees.Remaining partly cloudy and warm a low temperature dropping to 60-65 degrees,overnight.

Friday,June 5: Turning cloudy,rainy,and cooler than recent days with a chance for spotty rain showers and a high temperature in the lower and middle 70's.Remaining cloudy,warm,and muggy with a low temperature dropping to the lower and middle 60's,overnight.

Saturday,June 6: Remaining cloudy and rainy,but turning unseasonably cool for early June and the end of spring,once again,with spotty rain showers possible and a high temperature only around 70 degrees.Remaining cloudy,rainy,warm,and muggy with spotty rain showers possible and a low temperature dropping to 60-65 degrees,overnight.

Sunday,June 7: Turning mostly cloudy,stormy,very warm and humid for early June with a chance for a couple of morning rain showers and a thunderstorm possible and a high temperature in the lower and middle 80's,the very light,sultry,southeasterly winds,and moderate-to-high humidity levels making it feel even hotter,like it's in the upper 80's to lower and middle 90's,at times.Becoming cloudy,but remaining warm and muggy with a low temperature dropping to the middle and upper 60's,overnight.

Monday,June 8: Turning mostly sunny and much cooler,but still rather humid with a high temperature in the middle 70's,the very light,sultry,westerly winds and high humidity levels making it feel even warmer,like it's in the lower and middle 80's,at times.Becoming mainly clear and much cooler/colder than recent nights,as it turns unseasonably cool to downright chilly for early June,with a near record low temperature plunging to 50-55 degrees,overnight.

Tuesday,June 9: Turning cloudy,but remaining seasonably warm and dry for early June and the end of spring with plenty of clouds and a high temperature in the middle 70's,once again.Becoming clear and milder with a low temperature dropping to 55-60 degrees,overnight.

Wednesday,June 10: Remaining seasonably warm for early June with intervals of clouds and sunshine and a high temperature,for the third straight day,in the middle 70's.Becoming clear and warmer than recent nights with a low temperature dropping to the upper 50's to lower 60's,overnight.

Thursday,June 11: Turning mainly cloudy and warmer than recent days with a high temperature of around 80 degrees.Becoming partly cloudy,but remaining seasonably mild to warm for early June with a low temperature dropping to 55-60 degrees,overnight.

Friday,June 12: Remaining seasonably warm for the end of spring with considerable cloudiness and a high temperature of around 80 degrees,once again.Turning out clear and warmer than recent nights with a low temperature dropping to 60-65 degrees,overnight.

Saturday,June 13: Becoming partly sunny,but remaining seasonably warm with a high temperature,for the third straight day of around 80 degrees.Remaining clear and warm with a low temperature dropping to the lower and middle 60's,overnight.

Sunday,June 14: Becoming mostly sunny,but remaining seasonably warm for mid-June and the end of spring with a high temperature,for the fourth straight day,of around 80 degrees.Remaining mainly clear and warm with a low temperature dropping to 60-65 degrees,overnight.

Monday,June 15: Remaining seasonably warm with increasing cloudiness and a high temperature of 75-80 degrees.Turning cooler than recent nights with clearing and a low temperature dropping to the middle and upper 50's,overnight.

Tuesday,June 16: Turning sunny and a bit cooler than recent days with a high temperature in the middle and upper 70's.Remaining clear and seasonably mild to warm for mid-June with a low temperature dropping to around 60 degrees,overnight.

Wednesday,June 17: Remaining sunny and seasonably,pleasantly warm for mid-to-late June and the last days of spring with a high temperature in the middle and upper 70's,once again.Remaining mainly clear and seasonably mild to warm with a low temperature dropping to the upper 50's to lower 60's,overnight.

Thursday,June 18: Remaining pleasantly warm for mid-to-late June with partial sunshine and a high temperature,for the third straight day,in the middle and upper 70's.Becoming clear and a bit cool for mid-to-late June with a low temperature dropping to 55-60 degrees,overnight.

Friday,June 19: Remaining seasonably,pleasantly warm for late June with ample,gorgeous sunshine and a high temperature,for the fourth straight day,in the middle and upper 70's.Becoming clear and warmer than recent nights with a low temperature dropping to 60-65 degrees,overnight.

Saturday,June 20: The last FULL day of the 2015 spring season will be remaining mostly sunny and a bit cool for late June and the end of spring with a high temperature,for the fifth straight day only in the middle 70's.Becoming mostly cloudy and warmer than recent nights with a low temperature dropping to 65-70 degrees,overnight.

Sunday,June 21: Father's Day 2015 and the first day of the 2015 summer season (the 2015 Summer Solstice),will be remaining a bit cool for late June with intervals of clouds and sunshine and a chance for a thunderstorm possible and a high temperature,for the sixth straight day,only in the middle and upper 70's.Becoming cloudy,rainy,stormy,seasonably warm and muggy with an evening thunderstorm followed by a chance for some late-night rain and thunderstorms possible and a low temperature dropping to 60-65 degrees,overnight.

Monday,June 22: Turning cloudy,rainy,stormy,and a bit warmer than recent days with a chance for a couple of showers and a thunderstorm possible and a high temperature of 75-80 degrees.Becoming partly cloudy and cooler than recent nights with a low temperature dropping to around 60 degrees, overnight.

Tuesday,June 23: Becoming partly sunny and less humid,but remaining pleasantly warm for very late June and the beginning of summer,with a high temperature of 75-80 degrees,once again.Becoming partly cloudy and a bit cool for very late June and the beginning of summer,with a low temperature dropping to 55-60 degrees,overnight.

Wednesday,June 24: Turning sunny and a bit warmer than recent days with a high temperature of around 80 degrees.Becoming partly cloudy and warmer than recent nights with a low temperature dropping to the lower and middle 60's,overnight.

Thursday,June 25: Turning cloudy,rainy,stormy,and a bit cool for very late June and the beginning of summer,with a chance for a spotty morning shower or thunderstorm followed by more showers and storms later on and a high temperature of just 75-80 degrees.Turning mostly cloudy,rainy,stormy,raw and unseasonably cool for the beginning of summer with evening showers followed by spotty late-night rain showers possible and a low temperature dropping to 55-60 degrees,overnight.

Friday,June 26: Becoming mostly sunny,but remaining a bit cool for the beginning of summer with a high temperature of 75-80 degrees,once again.Remaining mainly clear and a bit cool for the end of June and the beginning of summer,with a low temperature dropping to 55-60 degrees,once again, overnight.

Saturday,June 27: Remaining a bit cool for the end of June and the beginning of summer,with a high temperature,for the third straight day,of 75-80 degrees.Becoming mostly cloudy,rainy,stormy,and a bit warmer than recent nights with more showers and thunderstorms possible and a low temperature dropping to the upper 50's to lower 60's,overnight.

Sunday,June 28: Remaining rainy and stormy,but turning seasonably warm and muggy for the end of June and the beginning of summer,with times of clouds and sun and a chance for a couple of scattered thunderstorms and flooding possible and a high temperature of around 80 degrees.Becoming mainly clear and seasonably warm with a low temperature dropping to 60-65 degrees,overnight.

Monday,June 29: Remaining seasonably,pleasantly warm for the end of June with a high temperature of around 80 degrees,once again.Becoming clear and cooler than recent nights with a near record low temperature dropping to 55-60 degrees,overnight.

Tuesday,June 30: June of 2015,one of the coolest,stormiest on record,ends remaining a bit cool for the beginning of summer,but otherwise remaining pleasant and dry with ample sunshine and a high temperature of just 75-80 degrees.Remaining clear,but not as cool with a low temperature dropping to 60-65 degrees,overnight.

Wednesday,July 1: July of 2015 begins remaining seasonably warm if not a bit cool for early summer with a mix of sun and some clouds and a chance for a scattered shower or thunderstorm possible and a high temperature of around 80 degrees.Remaining partly cloudy,warm,and muggy with a spotty thunderstorm or two possible and a low temperature dropping to the lower and middle 60's,overnight.

Thursday,July 2: Remaining a bit cool for the beginning of July with increasing amounts of sun and a high temperature of around 80 degrees,once again.Becoming clear and unseasonably cool for early summer and the beginning of July with a near record low temperature dropping to 55-60 degrees, overnight.

Friday,July 3: Becoming sunny,but remaining a bit cool for the beginning of July with a high temperature,for the third straight day,of around 80 degrees.Remaining mainly clear and unseasonably cool for the beginning of July,with a low temperature dropping to around 60 degrees,overnight.

Saturday,July 4: Independence Day (Fourth of July),2015 will be turning partly sunny and rainy, putting a damper on barbecues this afternoon and evening with a chance for a rain shower and a high temperature,for the fourth straight day,only around 80 degrees.Turning cloudy,rainy,and stormy,putting a damper on fireworks displays this evening,with a chance for a couple of showers and thunderstorms and flooding possible and a low temperature dropping to the upper 50's to lower 60's,overnight.

Sunday,July 5: Remaining cloudy,rainy,stormy,raw,dank,dreary,and cool for very early July and early summer with morning rain and thunderstorms and flooding followed by spotty afternoon showers, thunderstorms and flooding possible and a high temperature of just 75-80 degrees.Remaining raw and cool with low clouds and a low temperature dropping to the upper 50's to lower 60's,overnight.

Monday,July 6: Remaining a bit cool for early July and early summer with clouds giving way to some sun and a high temperature only around 80 degrees,the very light,sultry,northwesterly winds and high humidity levels making it feel even warmer,like it's in the middle and upper 80's,at times.Remaining clear and rather cool for early July and early summer with a low temperature dropping to around 60 degrees,overnight.

Tuesday,July 7: Turning sunny and warmer than recent days with a high temperature of 80-85 degrees,the very light,sultry,northwesterly winds and high humidity levels making it feel even hotter, like it's 85-90 degrees,at times.Becoming clear,but remaining unseasonably cool for early July and early summer with a low temperature dropping to the upper 50's to lower 60's,overnight.

Pleasant, Dry Days Continue in Seattle

By Mark Leberfinger, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
May 25,2015; 12:19AM,EDT
 
The Northwest coast has been running rather warm over the course of May so far, and that trend looks to continue into the weekend.
"Plenty of sunshine, combined with temperatures running around 10 degrees higher that normal will lead to a stretch of pleasant and dry days," AccuWeather Meteorologist Evan Duffey said.
It will make for a great stretch of baseball for the Seattle Mariners as they're back in town for an extended home stand at Safeco Field.
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Daytime highs will rise into the upper 70s by week's end. Nighttime lows will be in mid-50s.
No rain is in the forecast for the week, but a system may bring the threat of showers to the area by early next week.