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Memorial Day Weekend weather forecast

Soggy weather East coast

The unofficial start of summer is just a week away! And this coming weekend will be all about bar-b-ques and fun at the lakes or pools.

It's also the beginning of a lot of family vacations. So I thought it would be a good time to check out the weather forecast around here and travel weather as well.

Let's start out with the forecast for South Texas. As we go through this week we'll see a very large ridge of high pressure build across Texas and extend all the way into Canada. This high will effect out weather for the week and upcoming weekend in a couple of ways. First we'll see the afternoon highs slowly inch up through Thursday with highs going from the upper 80s to the low 90s. But as the High strengthens the temperatures for the Memorial Day weekend will be in the Middle 90s. The other effect of the ridge of high pressure is that it will inhibit any significant rainfall through Memorial Day. So the bottom line is hot, humid and low rain chances.

If you're planning on doing some traveling this coming weekend then West is best and East is least. Rain chances will be developing later on this week and hanging around through the weekend along most of the East coast and parts of the Gulf coast too. And since it's still technically spring, some of these storms could go severe. The East coast will only see spotty chances of rainfall and most of those will be in the Northwest. The high temperatures in the middle part of the country will be Hot! And that's all the way from Texas to the Dakotas.

I'll continue to follow the weather and have an update mid-week for any changes. And just a couple of reminders. For many of us it will be the first time that we'll be spending a significant amount of time out in the sun. So be sure and take plenty of sunscreen for you and the little ones. if you're heading out in the wilderness, remember the snakes and ants, and other critters are very active right now. Water safety is also very important this weekend if you're going to out by a lake of pool. Stay safe and have fun!

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