PAST CLIMATE MAPS
Right now we're entrenched in a cold pattern. There hasn't been much, if any, indication that this pattern is going to break anytime soon. It very well may persist through much of the spring season into early summer. With that, May is expected to experience cooler than normal temperatures.
Precipitation activity has really picked up in the past few months, elevating our top soil moisture deficit from last year, giving us a surplus over much of the region. Precipitation prospects are expected to remain strong with above normal totals for the month.
Partly cloudy skies are favored to open the month along with scattered showers on Monday and Tuesday, May 1-2. Light to moderate rainfall totals are likely, with cooler temperatures.
Fair skies with cool temperatures are expected on Friday and Saturday, May 3-4.
Clouds are favored to be on the increase, with a good chance for showers and thunderstorms from Sunday to Wednesday, May 5-8. Moderate to locally heavy rainfall totals are possible.
Partly to mostly sunny skies are expected from Thursday to Friday, May 9-10.
Prospects are good for showers and thunderstorms from Saturday to Wednesday, May 11-15. Locally heavy rainfall totals are possible, along with damaging winds.
A drier and sunnier period is favored from Thursday to Sunday, May 16-19. Temperatures will begin cool, then warm throughout this period.
Variable cloudiness with some sun and scattered shower activity is expected from Tuesday to Thursday, May 21-23. Precipitation totals will be light.
Showers and thunderstorms are favored from Friday to Tuesday, May 24-28. It's expected to be a wet and windy Memorial Day weekend with moderate to locally heavy rainfall totals.
Calmer weather is expected from Wednesday to Friday, May 29-31, but scattered showers or thunderstorms could pass in the late evening hours. Temperatures will slowly warm.