Breezy, sunny start to the month of May
Along with a few spotty thundershowers seen throughout the area on Sunday, winds were gusting upward of 35 miles an hour. We are currently sit in the vicinity of an upper-level low that has been stagnant for some time, barely moving to the east. This has allowed some stronger winds and forcing for a few showers through the day.
Even as this system continues east, we’ll likely still be feeling some of the effects with plenty of sun and winds gusting around 30 miles per hour or more through the afternoon Monday. Winds will also continue to be out of the northwest, keeping below-normal temperatures in the forecast.
Monday marks the start of May, and temperatures will be rising into the middle and upper 60s for daytime highs. Warmer temperatures will be more likely for locations south, seeing clearing from any cloud cover still associated with the low-pressure system to our north.
How does Monday’s temperatures compare to normal? Usually on May 1st, we see temperatures approaching the mid-70s. Within the month of May, we also see average high temperatures increase to the lower 80s by the end of the month. Of course, the sun will continue to rise earlier and set later, gaining almost an hour more of sunlight by May 31st.
As for the rest of the week, we’ll continue to warm up back into the 70s. Then rain chances pick back up by the second half of the week, ending before the weekend.
Meteorologist Jessica Blum
FOX 23 Storm Alert Team