Monday, May 2, 2016

Dry weather to aid cleanup in flooded Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi

By , AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
May 2,2016; 7:51PM,EDT
 
 
Following weeks of relentless rain and rounds of flooding, a change in the weather pattern will bring an extended period of dry and sunny conditions to much of the south-central United States.
Areas from central Texas to much of Louisiana and southern Mississippi have received three to six times their normal rainfall since the middle of April. Houston; Biloxi and Gulfport, Mississippi; and New Orleans and Shreveport, Louisiana, have received more than a foot of rain over the past three weeks.
Residents are evacuated from their flooded neighborhoods by airboat, Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Spring, Texas. Storms dumped more than a foot of rain in the Houston area, flooding dozens of neighborhoods. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
The flooding that occurred caused loss of life and extensive property damage.
Showers and thunderstorms will end from west to east across the region through Tuesday.
"Many areas will have a week of dry, sunny weather," according to AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok. "In some cases, the dry weather may last into next week."

The weather pattern will allow waters to recede slowly and aid in cleanup and repair operations.
High temperatures most days will range from the upper 70s to the middle 80s F.
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The pattern shift will also bring multiple days of a lull in severe weather across portions of the southern Plains, which have been hit by violent storms of late.
Where possible, people will want to expedite the drainage of water from their property. Pools of stagnant water can become breeding grounds for mosquitoes and harbor other unwanted species.
"A blocking pattern, or atmospheric traffic jam, will set up over the U.S. this week," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski.
The pattern prevents the routine west to east movement of weather systems across the nation. Instead, weather systems must take a thousand-mile detour or are stuck in one spot for days.

"The same type of weather pattern was responsible for weeks of little or no rain for the Northeast and wet weather for the South Central states during much of April," Pydynowski said.
This time the dry versus wet areas will be reversed across much of the nation.
While the pattern shift will continue to bring the risk of isolated flooding, persistent rainfall in the East will generally be less intense, when compared to the South Central states.
The pattern shift will also allow some beneficial rain to fall on the Pacific Coast states this week, which continue to experience difficulties from long-term drought.
The potential for flooding rainfall could return beyond this weekend over the South Central states.
The blocking pattern will break down next week and will allow weather systems, including episodes of showers and thunderstorms, to resume their west to east motion, Pastelok stated.

Rounds of rain to frequent northeastern US through first week of May

By , Senior Meteorologist
May 2,2016; 7:42PM,EDT
 
Dry days will be hard to come by in the northeastern United States for the first week of May as storm systems bring frequent rain to the region.
The bouts of wet weather through the first half of the week will come due to storm systems tracking in from the southwest.

Another system dropping down from Canada will keep the region unsettled later in the week.
While rain will dominate the week, widespread flooding is not expected.
However, there can be localized incidents of flash and urban flooding. The greatest risk will exist into early Tuesday morning from portions of Virginia and West Virginia to Maryland, Delaware, southern New Jersey and perhaps part of southern Pennsylvania.

"The terrain in parts of the Appalachians makes the region prone to rapid flooding in situations such as this," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. "Also, abnormally dry conditions have no bearing on heavily paved areas, where a sudden downpour can quickly overwhelm storm drains and lead to flooded streets."
The rain will cause disruptions to some sporting events and other outdoor plans. Baseball fans headed to the upcoming games in New York City, Pittsburgh and Baltimore may encounter delays.
Residents will have to take advantage of the occasional breaks in the rain to squeeze in these activities, such as cutting grass.
Amid the wet weather in the Northeast this week, travelers on the roadways and at airports may encounter minor delays.
Occasional downpours will reduce visibility and increase the risk of vehicles hydroplaning when traveling at highway speeds.
"The [late-week] system will slowly meander through the region, and while it will not be raining all of the time, sunshine will be limited and showers are a threat," AccuWeather Meteorologist Ed Vallee said.
In addition to potentially disrupting more outdoor plans, the showers could put a damper on Cinco de Mayo festivities on Thursday.
The rain will not be entirely bad news for the Northeast. Rainfall deficits will continue to shrink.
"Some streams will recover from their low levels," Sosnowski said. "The moist ground will allow a thorough green-up of the landscape, which should ease brush fire concerns."
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Many areas from Virginia to southeastern New York and southwestern New England received only about 50 percent or less of their average rainfall from March 1 to April 30.
Pollen levels will be lowered on persistently rainy days.
The bouts of rain, along with fresh, cool air being brought down by the late-week system, will hold temperatures near to slightly below normal for most of the week.
The air is not expected to get cold enough for frost. However, it is not out of the question for wet snow to fall in the higher terrain of the central Appalachians with the late-week system.
"By the end of the week and into the next weekend, an approaching front will push the [late-week] system east, ushering in warmer air by the following week," Vallee said.
 

Warmest air so far this spring to surge into England and Wales

By , Senior Meteorologist
May 2,2016; 7:34PM,EDT
 
 
After England and Wales endured a cool end to April and an unsettled bank holiday, the warmest air so far this year is set to arrive late this week.
"High pressure will build over most of the United Kingdom later Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing milder temperatures and dry conditions," AccuWeather Meteorologist Rob Richards said.
Highs from 14-17 C (58-63 F) will dominate England, Wales and Northern Ireland on Wednesday.

Further warming will occur across Wales and England later this week as high pressure remains in control. Temperatures are expected to rise to their highest levels so far this year in many communities.
London and a large part of southern England will flirt with 21 C (70 F) on Friday, helping to erase the memories of highs in the lower teens C (lower 50s F) and sightings of hail and snowflakes at the end of April.
Elsewhere, highs on Friday will generally range from 15-18 C (59-65 F) in northern England and Wales. The air flowing in off the cooler water will hold down temperatures slightly along the southern and eastern coast of England and northwestern Wales.
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Highs in early May typically range from near 12 C (53 F) in northern England to around 16 C (60 F) in the south.
More sunny spells and the lack of rain will give residents plenty of opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities in the mild air. However, the weather may cause an increase in pollen levels.
While the chill from late April will be gone, Scotland and Northern Ireland will have to wait for the dry weather and surge of spring warmth that will take place to the south.
"A cold front will cause a few showers on Wednesday across northwestern Scotland," Richards said.

The tail of the front will not lift northward later in the week to let the warmth spill northward. Instead, residents will want to keep brollies handy as scattered showers will dampen more of Scotland and Northern Ireland.
There are indications that a depression will track from the Bay of Biscay to north of the U.K. this coming weekend. While the dry spell may then end for Wales and England, even warmer air will likely get drawn northward across all of the U.K.
Looking ahead to the second half of May, there can be daily fluctuations in temperatures as is typical of spring. However, there are not signs of the extended cool snap from late April returning or prolonged unseasonable warmth.
"The second half of May will probably not be as warm [as this weekend when compared to normal] but can still be biased a bit above normal," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Jason Nicholls said.
May could also end on a drier-than-normal note.

Cleveland: Brief midweek storm to interrupt dry week

By Randi Ivler, AccuWeather Staff Writer
May 2,2016; 6:00PM,EDT
 
 
Rain and thunderstorms will move into the Cleveland area at midweek.
However, the wet weather will be brief.

The system is expected to pass by Thursday, with the chance of a shower still possible.
Temperatures will drop to the mid-50s on Thursday with RealFeel® Temperatures in the lower to mid-40s.
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The weather is unlikely to disturb the four consecutive night games the Indians will host at Progressive Field this week. However, spectators should be prepared for wind with temperatures in the upper 40s to low 50s.
The weekend will turn around with warmer and dry weather on the horizon.

Detroit: Warmth, sunshine to follow midweek cooldown

By Randi Ivler, AccuWeather Staff Writer
May 2,2016; 5:55PM,EDT
 
 
Warmth and sunshine are expected in Detroit this week, despite some unsettled weather.
The beginning of the week will be pleasant and dry with temperatures in the mid-60s F. A normal high temperature for early May in the region is 63 F.

"A cold front moving in on Wednesday will bring cooler air with temperatures in the upper 50s and some showers," Accuweather Meteorologist Brian Thompson said.
The rain will clear up, but Thursday will be windy with few breaks of sunshine, according to Thompson.
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Cooler conditions will depart in time for the weekend, with dry and sunny days in the high 60s to mid-70s.
However, another cold front will bring showers back to the region early next week.

World Weather Hot Spot for May 2-3,2016 from accuweather.com

Lake Charles,Louisiana,USA: Extremely heavy rain;received a whopping 8.54 inches of rain over the weekend (April 30-May 1,2016)

WeatherWhys for May 2,2016 from accuweather.com

A massive tornado outbreak took place during the spring of 2003. Between April 30th and May 11th, around 400 tornadoes were confirmed. Over 40 people were killed during the period with hundreds of injuries.

Nearly 200 People Have Been Killed By Flooding in the U.S. During the Last 16 Months

Chris Dolce
Published: May 2,2016

Flooding has proved to be extremely deadly in the United States in the last 16 months. Nearly 200 people, including 14 in Texas last month alone, have lost their lives since January 2015.
(MORE: Deadly Houston Flooding | Flooding Kills 6 in Palestine, Texas)
NOAA says that in 2015 176 people were killed by flooding in 26 states. So far in 2016 there have been 19 flood-related deaths in four states. That's a total of 195 fatalities from January 2015-April 2016.
For comparison, the 30-year average (1986-2015) number of flood deaths for a 16-month period is 108. There are typically about 81 flood deaths a year, making it, on average, the the second most deadly weather-related event behind extreme heat.
In the past 10 years, the number of flood deaths have ranged from a low of 29 in 2012 to as many as 176 last year, illustrating that there can be a great variability year to year.
Studies have shown that climate change may increase the risk of heavy rain around the world. According to a recent study, the number of days with extremely heavy precipitation has increased 1 to 2 percent every decade in both typically wet and dry locations.
Only heat has caused more deaths than flooding on an annual basis during the last 30 years (1986-2015).
(NOAA)

States That Have Had the Most Flood Deaths

The epicenter for the most flood fatalities in the last 16 months is the central United States. Parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana have seen more than a dozen significant flood events since March 2015.
(MORE: More Than a Dozen Flood Events)
Texas has had the highest number of flood deaths with 62. This includes 48 in 2015 and 14 in April 2016 (8 in Houston and 6 in Palestine).
There have been more flood deaths in Texas in the last 16 months than the combined number of tornado deaths in that state from 1998-April 2016 (55 deaths), or more than 17 years.
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Flood deaths by state January 2015-April 2016. Please note that this data is preliminary.
Five other states have flood-related death tolls in the double digits since January 2015, including Missouri (22 deaths), Utah (20 deaths), Oklahoma (17 deaths), Illinois (15 deaths), and Kentucky (10 deaths). Almost all of the fatalities in those states occurred in 2015.
At least three other states have seen flood deaths so far this year through April. Three people were killed in Louisiana and one person died in southeast Oklahoma during an early March flood event. Prior to that, a person was killed by flooding in Arkansas during early January.

What Has Contributed to the Most Flood Deaths?

In 2015, about 64 percent (112 out of 176) of the flood deaths involved vehicles. Many of those likely occurred when a person was trying to cross a flooded road, NOAA said.
Vehicles have also been involved in many of the flood-related fatalities in 2016 through April.
(MORE: Vehicles Are Dangerous in Flooding)
If there is one thing to take away from reading this article is that you should never attempt to drive through floodwaters, period.
It's easy to misjudge the depth of floodwater, particularly at night. Sometimes the bridge or road masked by flood water may have been undermined or completely washed out.
According to FEMA:
- Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars, causing loss of control and potential stalling.
- A foot of water will float many vehicles.
- Two feet of rushing water will carry away most vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.
Vehicles are left stranded on Texas State Highway 288 in Houston, Texas on May 26, 2015. (Aaron M. Sprecher/AFP/Getty Images) 
A note about this report:
For 2015, we used the deaths in NOAA's flood hazard report. Deaths in 2016 were compiled using NOAA's storm data, local storm reports from the National Weather Service, and other sources. It's possible that there have been other flood-related deaths in 2016 not uncovered in our thorough search.

PHOTOS: Flooding Strikes Houston - April 2016

Indian State Bans Daytime Cooking Amid Deadly Heatwave, Severe Drought

Eric Chaney
Published: May 2,2016

The Indian state of Bihar this week took the unprecedented step of forbidding any cooking between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., after fires swept through shantytowns and thatched-roof houses in villages and killed dozens.
While India remains in the midst of a heatwave that has killed more than 300 people, another 80 people have died in accidental fires made worse by the extreme drought that is also gripping the country.
"We call this the fire season in Bihar," Vyas, a state disaster management official who goes by one name, said Friday. "Strong, westerly winds stoke fires which spread easily and cause great damage."
People were instead told to cook to night.
“We have launched an awareness campaign using audio-visual clips and distributing pamphlets," Gopalganj District Magistrate Rahul Kumar told Can-India.com "We have urged people not to burn anything during the daytime, when westerly winds blow."
An Indian worker splashes water on his face as he tries to cool himself on a hot summer day in Allahabad,India. Much of the country is reeling under a deadly heat wave and parts of the country have banned daytime cooking.
(AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)


































Hoping to prevent more fires, officials have also barred burning spent crops or holding religious fire rituals. Anyone defying the ban risks up to a year in jail.
"It sounds fine but I wonder how many people will follow it," Satender Bind, a resident of Jehanabad district who lost his hut in a recent fire, told NDTV.  "There are practical difficulties."
Much of India is reeling under a scorching heat wave and severe drought conditions that have decimated crops, killed livestock and left at least 330 million Indians without enough water for their daily needs.
Rivers, lakes and dams have dried up in parts of the western states of Maharashtra and Gujarat, and overall officials say that groundwater reservoirs are at just 22 percent capacity.
In some areas, the situation is so bad the government has sent tankers of water for emergency relief. Monsoon rains are still weeks away, expected to start only in June.
Ice cream vendors rest on their carts on a hot afternoon in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 2,2016. Much of India is reeling under a heat wave and severe drought conditions that have decimated crops, killed livestock and left at least 330 million Indians without enough water for their daily needs.
(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
At least 300 people have died of heat-related illness this month, including 110 in the state of Orissa, 137 in Telangana and another 45 in Andhra Pradesh where temperatures since the start of April have been hovering around 44 degrees Celsius (111 Fahrenheit).(MORE: Extreme Heat Sears Southeast Asia With All-Time Records)
That's about 4-5 degrees Celsius (8-10 degrees Fahrenheit) hotter than normal for April, according to state meteorological official Y.K. Reddy. He predicted the situation would only get worse in May, traditionally the hottest month in India.
The southern state of Andhra Pradesh is running ads on TV and in newspapers urging people to stay indoors during the hottest hours. Construction and farm laborers are advised to seek shade when the sun is directly overhead.
Huge numbers of farmers, meanwhile, have migrated to nearby cities and towns in search of manual labor, often leaving elderly and young relatives behind in parched villages.
This is the second consecutive year southern India has suffered from a deadly heat wave, after some 2,500 people died in scorching temperatures last year.
Though heat waves are common during Indian summers, authorities have done little to ensure water security or prepare urban populations for the risks.
This year, Orissa's capital of Bhubaneshwar and Maharashtra's city of Nagpur joined Gujarat's Ahmedabad in launching a heat wave program to educate people on how to stay cool, provide shelters and train medical workers on dealing with heat-related illnesses like sun stroke and dehydration. But most cities and states lack such programs.
This week, more than 150 leading Indian economists, rights activists and academics expressed their "collective anxiety about the enormous suffering of the rural poor" in an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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The letter says the official response to the crisis has been "sadly listless, lacking in both urgency and compassion," and urges Modi to restore funding for a government program guaranteeing 100 days of paid work a year for the poor and unemployed.
While the monsoon is not expected until June, weather experts hope there would be brief spells of light rain sooner.
"The effect would last a few days, before temperatures start rising again," Indian Meteorological Department spokesman B. P. Yadav said.
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Weekend Flooding Kills 6 in Palestine, Texas, Including 4 Children

Eric Chaney and Sean Breslin
Published: May 2,2016

Flooding hammered parts of Texas and Louisiana yet again over the weekend, claiming six lives while swamping homes and streets.
The region has been plagued by flooding in recent months, and the additional rainfall has brought fears that swollen rivers will rise even further before the wet weather ends. More than 6 inches of rain fell in southwestern Louisiana before dawn Sunday, forcing the closure of Interstate 49 Sunday morning.
(FORECAST: More Severe Thunderstorms, Flooding Rain Target South, Mississippi Valley)
Here are the latest state-by-state impacts.

Texas

In the eastern Texas town of Palestine, a grandmother and her four great-grandchildren were swept away by floodwaters, NBC DFW reported. The bodies of the five victims were discovered by police in the 100 Block of Timber Drive early Saturday morning as officials were responding to reports of rising floodwaters.
































Authorities found the body of a sixth victim, who had also been swept under by floodwaters, later Saturday.
"The water got up here extraordinarily quickly. The individuals tried to get out, however, the water was already on the roof of the home," Palestine Police Department Capt. James Muniz said.
According to KTBS, there were reports that the floodwaters had reached as high as the roofs of houses and evacuations were underway.
The deceased have been identified as Lenda Asberry, 64, her four great-grandchildren – Venetia Asberry, 9, Devonte Asberry, 8, Von Anthony Johnson Jr., 7, and Jamonika Johnson, 6 – and Giovani Olivas, 30, according to the Associated Press.
"We are devastated because of it." Palestine Assistant Fire Chief Kyle Betterton told The Weather Channel. "Everybody is working feverishly, using every resource they can to get to the people and help the people."
Lenda Asberry, 64, and her four grandchildren ages 6, 7, 8 and 9, were tragically killed when their home in Palestine, Texas, flooded early in the morning of April 30, 2016.
(Facebook)
The United Way approved $25,000 in funds to aid victims of the Palestine flooding, according to the Palestine Herald-Press. A GoFundMe page has also been set up for those that want to donate. All fees charged by the website will be reimbursed by United Way.
Resident Ricky Morton has also put together a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses for the family that was killed in the flooding.
Wet conditions in Texas possibly played a role in a seventh fatality in Marshall Saturday. The Marshall News Messenger reports that a woman has been confirmed dead after a three-vehicle collision north of the city. An 18-wheeler and two other vehicles were involved in the wreck, which took place at the intersection of U.S. 59 and Dorchester Road.
Eddie Hoffpauir, who witnessed the crash from his home across the highway, told the Messenger that the woman was driving south when she began to slide across the roadway and crossed the median into the oncoming 18-wheeler's path. Hoffpauir says the truck driver slammed on his brakes, but there was "nothing he could do." The truck ran over the car and careened into a telephone pole.
Major wreck on US 59 north of A JP has been called http://mnmtx.co/s/n/383497/ 

Two Boeing 737s were damaged at their terminal gates at Austin Bergstrom International Airport Saturday morning as the storms moved through the area. Winds of more than 60 mph pushed both planes around, landing one on top of a baggage handling vehicle.

Louisiana

More than 8,500 people in the state were without power at one point Sunday as the line of storms moved east, Entergy Louisiana said.
The Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge was closed Sunday morning due to severe weather that moved over the lake, according to WDSU.com. Thunderstorms and high winds affected visibility for several hours, but the bridge was reopened to traffic just after noon.
In Lake Charles, swift-moving swept away two vehicles, which ended up wedged under a small footbridge, WVUE-TV reported. Lake Charles Fire Department crews spent the morning rescuing people from cars that were submerged or stalled in the high water.
This is what happens when people attempt to drive through flood waters (7th and Bank). Can't say we didn't warn you.

Several cars were submerged on Interstate 49 near Carencro Sunday morning, and according to KLAF, rescue operations were underway. The interstate was closed in both directions for a small stretch north of the city. According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation, both the northbound and southbound lanes were flooded near the exit for North University Avenue.
The National Weather Service said floodwaters entered homes in Carencro around 10 a.m. local time.
Heavy rain and storms on Sunday suspended the PGA Tour's Zurich Classic golf tournament in Avondale for the second time in two days, WDSU.com reported. Saturday was a washout when rain and storms moved into the area, and players were removed from the course again Sunday morning as more inclement weather moved in.
Inclement weather also affected the multi-day New Orleans Jazz Festival, Nola.com reported. The festival was forced to shut down early on Saturday, but headliners who were unable to take to the stage decided that the show must go on.
Stevie Wonder played an impromptu show at Irvin Mayfield's Playhouse. The Lone Bellow, which was due to perform at the Fais Do-Do Stage at Jazz Fest, did a 30-minute show at the Ace Hotel's Three Keys. Festival organizers ended up honoring Saturday's tickets for Sunday's shows.

South Carolina

Rain from the same frontal system that's caused flooding across the Gulf Coast region is hitting the Carolinas, causing flooding issues there as well. Pictures from the local newspaper in Rock Hill show at least one road washed out, a truck completely submerged in floodwaters and numerous streets completely flooded. 

Georgia

A grandmother and granddaughter were rescued from their vehicle in Alpharetta on Saturday after a falling limb trapped them inside. The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety posted on its Facebook page that the two were safe and did not suffer any injuries in the incident.
Downed trees and power lines were reported throughout the Atlanta metro area. One large tree reportedly fell on a blind elderly woman's house in Southwest Atlanta according to WSB-TV. Another large tree fell on the famous "Madea Simmons' House" that was prominently featured in several of director Tyler Perry's films.

Arkansas

Water rescues were underway in western portions of Lewisville Saturday morning according to the NWS, and several homes in Gin City were underwater as well.
On Friday, strong winds blew through Greenbrier, badly damaging the second story and roof of a bed-and-breakfast, the NWS also reported.
The onslaught of weather continued, with flooding inundated parts of Arkansas, leaving residents along MacArthur Drive in North Little Rock without electricity Friday, according to KATV.
Fort Smith Police told 4029 News that there has been extensive hail damage in the southern part of the city. Sizeable hail was also reported in Sebastian County.

Severe Thunderstorm Watches Issued As A Few Severe Storms and Heavy Rain Expected From Gulf Coast to the Mid-Atlantic Monday

May 2,2016
A slow-moving frontal system will keep the threat of locally heavy rain and a few severe storms in play from the Gulf Coast to parts of the East to start this week.
Through this afternoon and evening, scattered severe storms may fire up from parts of the mid-Atlantic to the Gulf Coast. In addition, locally heavy rain could cause flash flooding.  The National Weather Service has posted flash flood watches for eastern Kentucky, southeastern Ohio and parts of West Virginia.
NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has issued the following severe weather watches:
  • A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 11 p.m. EDT for parts of northeastern North Carolina and eastern Virginia. The watch area includes Richmond, Virginia.
  • A severe thunderstorm watch is valid until 10 p.m. EDT for portions of eastern Kentucky, western North Carolina, northeastern Tennessee, western Virginia and southeastern West Virginia. The watch area includes Charleston, West Virginia and Knoxville, Tennessee.
Hail up to 2 inches in diameter was observed in Kimper, Kentucky and Kimball, West Virginia Monday afternoon, as well as near Independent Hill, Virginia Monday evening. Roadway flooding was also reported in parts of eastern Kentucky Monday afternoon.
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This same frontal system has produced severe weather and flooding the last few days from the south-central states into the Deep South and Ohio Valley. For a recap of this system's history, scroll down below.

Severe Weather Forecast

Monday Night:
  • A few severe t-storms are expected from the South to the mid-Atlantic. Damaging wind gusts and large hail are the main threats, though a tornado cannot be rule out.
  • CITIES: Charlotte, North Carolina | Richmond, Virginia | Washington, D.C. 
  • Locally heavy rain and flash flooding may persist in a swath from the Lower Mississippi Valley and western/northern Gulf Coast to the central Appalachians.

Monday Night's Thunderstorm Forecast
Tuesday: 
  • Locations from Florida to the eastern Carolinas and southeast Virginia could see a few strong to severe storms. Gusty winds and hail are the main concerns.
Wednesday:
  • A lingering threat of a few strong to severe storms may impact Florida along the tail end of the frontal boundary.
Below is the rainfall forecast through Tuesday. Keep in mind that locally heavier amounts of rain can fall in short periods of time than what is shown on the map.
The heavy rain falling on already saturated ground is likely to produce additional flooding.

Rainfall Forecast

Recap: Sunday's Storm Reports

Sunday night, a tornado was reported near Darlington, Indiana,. Near Brocton, Illinois 3 inch diameter hail was observed near Sunday night and in Sugar Hill, North Carolina, hail up to 2 inches in diameter caused widespread damage Sunday evening.
Trees and power lines were downed on Sunday afternoon in La Grange, Kentucky and near Murray, Kentucky. A large barn was blown over in Smithfield, Kentucky, Sunday afternoon and significant wind damage was also reported to a home in Grayson, Kentucky early Sunday evening.
Sunday morning, heavy rain caused significant flooding in southern Louisiana, including reports of cars submerged on Interstate 49 north of Lafayette and reports of water entering some homes. Rainfall totals of 6 to 9 inches had been reported from Sunday midnight through Sunday late morning.
For the more news on the latest impacts from the severe storms and heavy rain, click the link below.
(LATEST NEWS: Severe Storms, Flooding Impacts)

Recap: Flooding and Severe Weather Reports Late Last Week

48-hour estimated rainfall ending 7 a.m. CT, Saturday, April 30, 2016 (contours) and reports of flooding (blue icons) April 29-30, 2016.
Flash flooding turned deadly Friday night in Palestine, Texas, where up to 7.78 inches of rain had fallen.
Friday night into early Saturday, evacuations were prompted in the towns of Kilgore and Hughes Springs, Texas. Homes were flooded in the Gin City community near Bradley, Arkansas. Vehicles stalled in high water in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, and a mudslide blocked a road in Plain Dealing, Louisiana. Street flooding became widespread Saturday morning in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
A cooperative observer southeast of Marshall, Texas, reported over 9 inches of rain Friday. Flooded roads even hampered National Weather Service storm survey crews trying to assess damage from Friday night's severe weather in Harrison County, Texas.
Early Saturday, 60 mph wind gusts shifted and damaged two planes at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Windows were also blown out of a few homes in Bastrop County from 75 mph winds, and high winds overturned a semi on I-35 near Kyle, Texas, shutting down the northbound lanes for a time. Some trees were downed in the far north Houston metro area in Montgomery and northern Harris Counties.

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Weather Underground National Forecast for Monday,May 2,2016

By: nationalsummary , 10:00PM,GMT on May 1,2016





 
Weather Underground Forecast for Monday,May 2,2016

A slow moving frontal system will impact the eastern half of the country on Monday, while a trough of low pressure deteriorates over the Southwest.

An area of low pressure will drift east northeastward over the Ohio Valley and New England. This system will generate light to moderate rain over the Northeast. A mixture of rain and snow will be possible across northwest New England. A cold frontal boundary associated with this system will stretch southwestward from the central Appalachians to the western Gulf Coast. This system is forecast to produce widespread rain and thunderstorms across the Midwest, the Mid-Atlantic, the Southeast, the Deep South and the Gulf Coast. Due to the slow nature of this system, flash flooding will be possible in eastern Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, northern Alabama, northern Georgia, eastern Tennessee, eastern Kentucky, western North Carolina, western Virginia and southern West Virginia.

Meanwhile, a trough of low pressure will weaken as it drifts across the Southwest and the Intermountain West. Scattered showers and high elevation snow will remain a possibility from the Sierra Nevada to the Rockies. Moderate to heavy snow will affect favorable slopes across southwest Colorado. Additionally, showers and isolated thunderstorms will form over the Northwest as a Pacific cold front approaches the West Coast.

This Date in Weather History for May 2,2016 from weatherforyou.com

Weather History
For Monday,May 2,2016
 
 
 
1899 - A storm buried Havre, MT, under 24.8 inches of snow, an all-time record for that location. The water equivalent of 2.48 inches was a record 24 hour total for the month of May. (The Weather Channel)
1920 - A swarm of tornadoes in Rogers, Mayes and Cherokee Counties in Oklahoma killed 64 persons. (David Ludlum)
1929 - Virginia's worst tornado disaster occurred. Six tornadoes, two of which were west of the Blue Mountains, killed 22 people. Twelve children and a teacher were killed at Rye Cove, in Scott County. Four schools were destroyed by the storms. (The Weather Channel)
1983 - Severe thunderstorms spawned twenty tornadoes across Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York State. The tornadoes caused five deaths. (The Weather Channel)
1987 - Thunderstorms in the Lower Mississippi Valley produced golf ball size hail in northern Louisiana, and wind gusts to 77 mph at Lake Providence LA. Thunderstorms in Arkansas produced 4.20 inches of rain at Arkadelphia and 4.00 inches at Bismarck. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)
1988 - A powerful storm produced snow and high winds in the Central Rockies and the Central High Plains Region. Snowfall totals in Colorado ranged up to 12 inches at Strasburg, and winds in southeastern Colorado gusted to 87 mph at Lamar. Snow and high winds created blizzard conditions in eastern Colorado and southeastern Wyoming. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
1989 - Thunderstorms developing to the north of a warm front produced severe weather in Oklahoma and Texas. There were 93 reports of severe weather. Thunderstorm winds gusted to 80 mph at Beattie, and baseball size hail was reported at Ranger and Breckenridge. Juneau AK reported a record high temperature of 72 degrees while Honolulu equalled their record low for the month of May with a reading of 60 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)
1990 - Fourteen cities in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina reported record high temperatures for the date as readings soared into the 90s. Tampa FL reported a record high of 97 degrees, and Fort Stewart GA was the hot spot in the nation with a reading of 100 degrees.
1990 - Thunderstorms produced severe weather from northeastern Texas to western Arkansas during the evening and early nighttime hours. Thunderstorms spawned a tornado which injured thirteen persons at Paris TX, and produced baseball size hail at Rio Vista TX. Thunderstorm rains of four to seven inches caused flash flooding in west central Arkansas, southern and eastern Oklahoma, and northern Texas. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

Sunday, May 1, 2016

National Temperature and Rainfall Extremes for May 1,2016 from accuweather.com

As of 11PM,EDT/8PM,PDT




Daily U.S. Extremes

past 24 hours

  Extreme Location
High 96° McAllen, TX
Low 14° Leadville, CO
Precip 6.34" Sulphur, LA

New York City metro-area forecast for May 1-June 30,2016 from accuweather.com

Here's the New York City metro-area forecast for the period of the next 2 months; all of May and all of June (May 1-June 30),2016 from accuweather.com










Tonight,May 1-2: Remaining cloudy,rainy,raw,dank and dreary with considerable cloudiness and areas of drizzle and patchy fog and a low temperature holding at 45-50 degrees,overnight.As of 12:30AM,EDT,May 2,it's only 42 degrees with a sprinkle and 95% humidity,in White Plains,NY,and it's 46 degrees with light fog and 92% humidity,in New York City.

Tomorrow,May 2: Remaining cloudy and rainy,but turning much warmer than yesterday,as it turns seasonably mild for mid-spring with considerable cloudiness and a chance for a couple of morning rain showers and a high temperature of 60-65 degrees.

Tomorrow night,May 2-3: Remaining cloudy and rainy,but not as cool as last night with considerable cloudiness and times of late-night rain possible and a low temperature dropping to 50-55 degrees, overnight.

Tuesday,May 3: Remaining mostly cloudy,rainy,soggy,raw,and rather cool for mid-spring and the beginning of May with spotty rain showers possible and a high temperature only in the upper 50's to lower 60's.Remaining cloudy,rainy,and seasonably mild for mid-spring with a chance for a rain shower and a low temperature dropping to 50-55 degrees,once again,overnight.

Wednesday,May 4: Remaining mostly cloudy and a bit cool for mid-spring and very early May with a high temperature of just 60-65 degrees.Remaining mostly cloudy,rainy,raw and soggy with occasional rain and a low temperature dropping to around 50 degrees,overnight.

Thursday,May 5: More of the same;remaining cloudy,rainy,and seasonably mild for mid-spring with occasional rain and a high temperature in the middle 60's.Remaining mostly cloudy and seasonably mild with a low temperature dropping to the upper 40's to lower 50's,overnight.

Friday,May 6: Remaining cloudy and rainy,but turning warmer than recent days with a stray rain shower and a high temperature of 65-70 degrees.Remaining cloudy,rainy,and mild with more rain possible with a chance for a passing rain shower and a low temperature dropping to the upper 40's to lower 50's,once again,overnight.

Saturday,May 7: Remaining mostly cloudy and rainy,but turning even warmer,with a chance for a shower continuing and a high temperature of 70-75 degrees.Finally turning partly cloudy and warmer than recent nights with a low temperature dropping to the middle 50's,overnight.

Sunday,May 8: Mother's Day 2016 will be remaining rainy,warm,and humid with partial sunshine and a chance for a couple of more rain showers perpetually continuing and a high temperature in the lower and middle 70's,the very light,sultry,northwesterly winds and high humidity levels making it feel even warmer,like it's in the upper 70's to lower 80's,at times.Becoming partly cloudy,but remaining mild with a low temperature of 50-55 degrees,overnight.

Monday,May 9: Turning very warm with some sun finally and a high temperature of 75-80 degrees.Finally turning clear,but remaining rather mild for early May and mid-spring with a low temperature dropping to the middle 50's,overnight.

Tuesday,May 10: Remaining very warm with thickening cloudiness and a high temperature of 75-80 degrees,once again.Turning mostly cloudy and rainy,once again,with times of rain possible and a low temperature dropping to the middle 50's,once again,overnight.

Wednesday,May 11: Not as warm with intervals of clouds and sunshine and a high temperature in the upper 60's to lower 70's.Turning cloudy,rainy,and much colder than recent nights with a chance for rain and a low temperature dropping to the middle and upper 40's,overnight.

Thursday,May 12: Remaining seasonably warm for early-to-mid May and mid-to-late spring with variable cloudiness and a chance for a couple of rain showers and a high temperature of 65-70 degrees.Remaining cloudy,rainy,raw,dank,dreary,and seasonably mild for mid-to-late spring with considerable cloudiness and a chance for a couple more rain showers and a low temperature dropping to 45-50 degrees,overnight.

Friday,May 13: Remaining cloudy,but turning warmer than recent days with a high temperature in the lower and middle 70's.Turning cloudy,rainy,stormy,soggy,and warmer than recent nights with a chance for more rain and flooding followed by thunderstorms tapering to rain showers and a low temperature dropping to the middle 50's,overnight.

Saturday,May 14: Turning partly sunny,but not as warm with a high temperature in the upper 60's to lower 70's.Turning cloudy and rainy,with more rain and flooding possible with periods of rain and a low temperature dropping to the upper 40's to lower 50's,overnight.

Sunday,May 15: Finally turning drier than recent days with times of clouds and sun and a high temperature of 70-75 degrees.Remaining partly cloudy and seasonably mild for mid-May and late spring with a low temperature dropping to 50-55 degrees,overnight.

Monday,May 16: Turning cloudy and rainy,with more rain and flooding possible and a high temperature in the middle 70's.Remaining cloudy,rainy,warm and muggy,with more rain and flooding possible and a low temperature dropping to 55-60 degrees,overnight.

Tuesday,May 17: Remaining warm with clouds finally giving way to some rare May sunshine and a high temperature in the middle and upper 70's.Finally turning clear and not as warm with a low temperature dropping to around 50 degrees,overnight.

Wednesday,May 18: Not as warm with partial sunshine and a high temperature of just 65-70 degrees.Turning clear,once again,with a low temperature dropping to 50-55 degrees,overnight.

Thursday,May 19: Turning warmer with ample sunshine FOR A CHANGE,and a high temperature of 70-75 degrees.Remaining mainly clear,but turning milder/warmer than recent nights with a low temperature dropping to the middle 50's,overnight.

Friday,May 20: Turning warmer than recent days with thickening cloudiness and a high temperature in the middle and upper 70's.Remaining seasonably mild with considerable cloudiness and a low temperature dropping to the middle and upper 50's,overnight.

Saturday,May 21: Turning cloudy and rainy,once again,with considerable cloudiness and a chance for even more rain showers and flooding possible and a high temperature of 75-80 degrees.Remaining cloudy,rainy,stormy,warm,and muggy with considerable cloudiness and a chance for a little evening rain followed by areas of late-night drizzle and flooding possible,and a low temperature dropping to 55-60 degrees,overnight.

Sunday,May 22: Remaining cloudy,very warm and humid with considerable cloudiness and a high temperature of 75-80 degrees,once again.Remaining cloudy and seasonably mild to warm with considerable cloudiness and a low temperature dropping to the middle 50's,overnight.

Monday,May 23: Remaining cloudy,rainy,soggy,and warm,but not as warm as recent days with more rain and flooding possible and a high temperature in the upper 60's to lower 70's.Remaining cloudy,rainy,warm,and muggy,with periods of rain and flooding possible and a low temperature dropping to the middle 50's,once again,overnight.

Tuesday,May 24: Remaining cloudy and seasonably warm,but dry,with a high temperature of 70-75 degrees.Remaining mostly cloudy,but not as mild as recent nights with a low temperature dropping to the upper 40's to lower 50's,overnight.

Wednesday,May 25: Remaining cloudy,but turning cooler/colder than recent days,as it turns rather cool for very late May and late spring with a high temperature only in the middle and upper 60's.Remaining cloudy,rainy,soggy,dank and dreary,with more showers and flooding possible and a low temperature dropping to the upper 40's to lower 50's,once again,overnight.

Thursday,May 26: Remaining cloudy,rainy,raw,dank,dreary and a bit cool for very late May and late spring with morning rain tapering to a couple of rain showers and a chance for flooding continuing and a high temperature of just 65-70 degrees.Remaining cloudy and rainy,but not as cool as recent nights with periods of rain and flooding possible and a low temperature dropping to the middle 50's,overnight.

Friday,May 27: Remaining mostly cloudy and a bit cool for the end of May and very late spring with a high temperature of around 70 degrees.Becoming clear and a bit cool for the end of May with a low temperature dropping to the upper 40's to lower 50's,overnight.

Saturday,May 28: Remaining rather cool for the end of May,despite ample sunshine FOR A CHANGE,with a high temperature of just 65-70 degrees.Remaining partly cloudy and rather cool for very late spring with a low temperature dropping to around 50 degrees,overnight.

Sunday,May 29: Turning warmer,with more ample sunshine FOR A CHANGE,with a high temperature in the lower and middle 70's.Becoming clear,but remaining rather chilly for the end of May with a low temperature dropping to around 50 degrees,once again,overnight.

Monday,May 30: Memorial Day 2016 will be remaining mostly sunny FOR A CHANGE with a high temperature in the lower and middle 70's,once again.Remaining mainly clear,but not as cool with a low temperature dropping to the lower and middle 50's,overnight.

Tuesday,May 31: May of 2016,one of the rainiest,wettest,coolest Mays on record,ends turning warmer than recent days with a mix of sun and some clouds and a chance for a scattered shower or thunderstorm possible and a high temperature of 75-80 degrees.Remaining a bit cool for very late spring with patchy clouds and a chance for a scattered shower or thunderstorm possible and a low temperature dropping to 50-55 degrees,overnight.

Wednesday,June 1: June of 2016 begins turning mostly sunny,but remaining very warm for very late spring with a high temperature in the upper 70's to lower 80's.Becoming partly cloudy and milder/warmer than recent nights with a low temperature dropping to 55-60 degrees,overnight.

Thursday,June 2: Not as warm with a mix of sunshine and some clouds and a high temperature in the middle 70's.Remaining clear to partly cloudy and warm with a low temperature dropping to the upper 50's to lower 60's,overnight.

Friday,June 3: Turning very warm and humid with partly sunny skies and a chance for a scattered shower or thunderstorm possible and a high temperature in the upper 70's to lower 80's.Remaining partly cloudy,warm and muggy with a scattered shower or thunderstorm possible and a low temperature dropping to the upper 50's to lower 60's,once again,overnight.

Saturday,June 4: Remaining very warm and humid with variable cloudiness and a chance for a couple of showers and a thunderstorm and a high temperature of 80-85 degrees,the light,sultry,southwesterly winds,and high humidity levels making it feel very warm to hot,like it's in the upper 80's to lower 90's,at times.Remaining partly cloudy,rainy,stormy,warm and muggy with more scattered showers and thunderstorms and flooding possible and a low temperature dropping to around 60 degrees, overnight.

Sunday,June 5: Remaining very warm and humid for very early June and the end of spring with times of clouds and sun and a chance for even more scattered showers and thunderstorms leading to flooding possible and a high temperature in the upper 70's to lower 80's,the light,sultry,southwesterly winds and high humidity levels making it feel even warmer,like it's in the middle 80's,at times.Remaining mostly cloudy,rainy,stormy,warm and muggy with more scattered showers and thunderstorms and flooding possible and a low temperature dropping to the upper 50's to lower 60's, overnight.

Monday,June 6: Remaining mostly cloudy and very warm with a high temperature of 80-85 degrees.Remaining mostly cloudy,rainy,stormy,warm and humid with a chance for a shower or thunderstorm continuing and a low temperature dropping to the upper 50's to lower 60's,once again, overnight.

Tuesday,June 7:  Remaining very warm,but turning more humid with a mix of clouds and sunshine and a chance for more ever-present scattered showers and thunderstorms possible and a high temperature of 80-85 degrees,once again,the very light,sultry,northeasterly winds and high humidity levels making it feel quite warm to hot,like it's around 90 degrees,at times.Remaining partly cloudy, warm and humid with a chance for a rain shower and a low temperature dropping,for the third straight night,down to the upper 50's to lower 60's,overnight.

Wednesday,June 8: Not as warm,but remaining warm and humid with more scattered showers and thunderstorms possible and a high temperature of 75-80 degrees,the light,sultry,southeasterly winds and high humidity levels making it feel even warmer,like it's in the lower and middle 80's,at times.Remaining cloudy and rainy,but turning cooler than recent nights with more scattered showers and thunderstorms possible and a low temperature dropping to the lower and middle 50's,overnight.

Thursday,June 9: Remaining seasonably warm and humid with variable cloudiness and a stray thunderstorm possible and a high temperature in the upper 70's to lower 80's.Finally turning mainly clear and seasonably mild to warm for early June and the end of spring,with a low temperature dropping to 55-60 degrees,overnight.

Friday,June 10: Finally turning mostly sunny and seasonably warm with a high temperature in the upper 70's to lower 80's,the very light,southwesterly winds and moderate humidity levels making it feel quite warm,like it's 85-90 degrees,at times.Remaining warm with increasing cloudiness and a low temperature dropping to around 60 degrees,overnight.

Saturday,June 11: Remaining very warm and humid with intervals of clouds and sunshine and a slight chance for a rain shower and a high temperature of 80-85 degrees.Remaining partly cloudy and warm with a low temperature dropping to the upper 50's to lower 60's,overnight.

Sunday,June 12: Remaining very warm and humid with a mix of sunshine and some clouds and a high temperature of 80-85 degrees,once again,the light,sultry,westerly winds and high humidity levels making it feel even warmer,like it's around 90 degrees,at times.Remaining partly cloudy,but not as warm as recent nights,with a low temperature dropping to the middle 50's,overnight.

Monday,June 13: Remaining very warm and humid with times of clouds and sun and a chance for a couple of showers and a thunderstorm and a high temperature,for the third straight day,of 80-85 degrees,the light,sultry,westerly winds,which could gust up to 25-mph,especially in any thunderstorms,and high humidity levels making it feel even warmer,like it's 85-90 degrees,at times.Remaining partly cloudy and seasonably warm for early-to-mid June with a low temperature dropping to around 60 degrees, overnight.

Tuesday,June 14: Becoming partly sunny with a high temperature in the upper 70's to lower 80's,the very light,sultry,westerly winds and high humidity levels making it feel much warmer,like it's 85-90 degrees,at times,once again.Turning cloudy,rainy,warm and muggy with periods of rain and a low temperature dropping to 60-65 degrees,overnight.

Wednesday,June 15: Remaining mostly cloudy,very warm and humid with a chance for a couple of showers and a thunderstorm and a high temperature of 80-85 degrees.Remaining mostly cloudy,rainy and stormy,but not as warm with more scattered showers and thunderstorms and flooding possible and a low temperature dropping to the middle and upper 50's,overnight.

Thursday,June 16: Remaining mostly cloudy,very warm and muggy with more scattered showers and thunderstorms and flooding possible and a high temperature in the lower and middle 80's.Remaining a bit cool for mid-June and the end of spring,with clearing and a low temperature dropping to the middle 50's,once again,overnight.

Friday,June 17: Turning sunny,cooler,and less humid than recent days with a high temperature of 75-80 degrees.Becoming clear,but remaining a bit cool for mid-to-late June with a low temperature dropping to 55-60 degrees,overnight.

Saturday,June 18: Remaining seasonably warm for mid-to-late June and the end of spring with ample sunshine and a high temperature of around 80 degrees,the very light,sultry,southeasterly winds and moderate humidity levels making it feel even warmer,like it's in the middle 80's,at times.Turning cloudy and rainy,once again,but also turning a bit warmer than recent nights with a chance for a little rain and a low temperature dropping to the upper 50's to lower 60's,overnight.

Sunday,June 19: Father's Day 2016 will be turning cloudy,rainy,raw,and a bit cool for mid-to-late June and the last days of spring with more rain and flooding possible and a high temperature of just 75-80 degrees.Remaining cloudy,rainy,soggy,dank and dreary with more rain and flooding possible and a low temperature dropping to 60-65 degrees,overnight.

Monday,June 20: The last day of the 2016 spring season;one of the wettest and coldest on record,ends remaining warm and muggy with intervals of clouds and sunshine and a high temperature in the upper 70's to lower 80's,the very light,sultry,southwesterly winds,and high humidity levels making it feel even warmer,like it's 85-90 degrees,at times.Remaining partly cloudy,warm,and muggy with a low temperature dropping to the lower and middle 60's,overnight.

Tuesday,June 21: The first day of the 2016 summer season (the 2016 Summer Solstice),will be remaining very warm and humid with intervals of clouds and sunshine and a high temperature in the lower and middle 80's.Remaining partly cloudy,warm,and muggy with a scattered shower or thunderstorm possible and a low temperature dropping to the lower and middle 60's,once again, overnight.

Wednesday,June 22: Remaining very warm,but turning even more humid with intervals of clouds and sunshine and a chance for a thunderstorm and a high temperature in the middle 80's,once again,the light,sultry,southwesterly winds and high humidity levels making it feel much warmer,making it feel very hot,like it's 90-95 degrees,at times.Becoming partly cloudy and cooler/colder than recent nights with a low temperature plunging to the middle and upper 50's,overnight.

Thursday,June 23: Remaining seasonably very warm for very late June and the beginning of summer, with times of clouds and sun and a high temperature of 80-85 degrees.Becoming mainly clear,but remaining rather cool to chilly for the beginning of summer,with a low temperature dropping to the middle and upper 50's,once again,overnight.

Friday,June 24: Becoming mostly sunny and cooler than recent days with a high temperature in the upper 70's to lower 80's.Becoming clear and milder than recent nights with a low temperature dropping to the upper 50's to lower 60's,overnight.

Saturday,June 25: Remaining mostly sunny and seasonably very warm for very late June and the beginning of summer with a high temperature in the upper 70's to lower 80's,once again.Turning cloudy,rainy,and warmer than recent nights with a touch of rain and a low temperature dropping to the middle and upper 60's,overnight.

Sunday,June 26: Turning warmer and more humid,as it turns quite warm to hot for the beginning of summer,with a mix of sun and some clouds and a chance for widely separated thunderstorms and a high temperature of 85-90 degrees,the light,sultry,southwesterly winds,which could gust up to 30-mph in thunderstorms,making it feel even hotter,like it's 90-95 degrees,at times.Remaining partly cloudy,warm,and muggy with a low temperature dropping to the middle 60's,once again,overnight.

Monday,June 27: Remaining quite warm and muggy for the end of June and the beginning of summer,with a mix of clouds and sunshine and a chance for a shower or thunderstorm possible and a high temperature in the middle 80's,the sultry,westerly winds,which could gust past 30-mph in any thunderstorms,and high humidity levels making it feel even hotter,like it's around 90 degrees,at times.Turning partly cloudy and cooler than recent nights with a low temperature dropping to around 60 degrees,overnight.

Tuesday,June 28: Becoming mostly sunny a bit cooler and less humid than recent days with a high temperature of 80-85 degrees.Becoming mainly clear,but remaining seasonably warm for the end of June with a low temperature dropping to the upper 50's to lower 60's,overnight.

Wednesday,June 29: Remaining seasonably very warm,but turning more humid with partial sunshine and a chance for a scattered shower or thunderstorm possible and a high temperature of 80-85 degrees,once again,the very light,sultry,southerly winds and high humidity levels making it feel much warmer,making it feel very hot,like it's 90-95 degrees,at times.Remaining partly cloudy,rainy,stormy, raw and unseasonably cool for the end of June and the beginning of summer with a scattered shower or thunderstorm possible and a near record low temperature dropping to 55-60 degrees,overnight.

Thursday,June 30: June of 2016,one of the stormiest,wettest Junes on record,ends remaining seasonably warm and humid with intervals of clouds and sunshine and a chance for a scattered shower or thunderstorm possible and a high temperature in the upper 70's to lower 80's,the very light,sultry,southeasterly winds and high humidity levels making it feel even warmer,like it's in the middle and upper 80's,at times.Becoming mainly clear and not as cool with a low temperature dropping to the upper 50's to lower and middle 60's,overnight.