An Overview of Friday and the Memorial Day Weekend Weather, From a Thursday Night View - NECN
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An Overview of Friday and the Memorial Day Weekend Weather, From a Thursday Night View



    PTYPE_STORM_CLOUDS_TEMPS_2I'm off hosting the Special Olympics Cape Cod School Day Games at Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School on Friday, so I want to be sure to leave my complete thoughts on how the weekend weather is shaping up.  The holiday weekend will NOT be a washout.  Memorial Day looks great, and Sunday still holds promise...

    After a predawn Friday deluge for many, a break in the action *should* follow for most areas, though Cape Cod may be in and out of the rain all through the first half of the day. Any break in the action will be replaced by renewed scattered... downpours around midday onward, which eventually will merge into lines of downpours into the evening. That said, between the downpours we'll find both breaks in the action, and perhaps even a few breaks of sun for some.
    PRECIP_PROBS_DAY2Clouds, drizzle and rain, cool air all in place Saturday.  How much rain and exactly when does it fall?  At this point, it looks like both coverage and intensity ramp up over the course of the morning and continue to fill in through the afternoon...but not all see equal impact.
    The farther out in time we get, the fewer details that are reliably available on the forecast (more on that in a later post regarding predictability). Sunday, for example, there is a wide spread of possibilities ranging PRECIP_PROBS_DAY3from disgusting to steady improvement. The truth may lay in the middle - cool air will be persistent, clouds will be stubborn, but the presence of rain becomes less certain. This is part of the weekend improvement process that should lead us to a nice Memorial Day.
    Memorial Day...looks great!