Memorial Day weekend typically marks the unofficial start of summer, but we've certainly already been feeling like it the past few weeks and months. Today will be another hot day to kick off the holiday weekend, but there will be some subtle changes.
A weak front will be passing through, allowing winds to shift from northwest to northeast, but temperatures won't cool off much today. Under partly sunny skies, highs will reach the low 90s inland. Upper 80s to near 90 will be common at the coast.
With the front there could be a few morning showers; another round of stray showers and storms will flare up in the afternoon due to increased moisture present. Storms that develop will be widely scattered but capable of heavy rain, gusty winds and lightning. Most of the time, however will be dry, conducive to pre-holiday weekend travel.
Most storms will fade after sunset; the remainder of the night will be partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 70s.
The front will wash out over the area and offer a minimal pattern shift for the remainder of the weekend. Winds behind the front will turn onshore tomorrow, offering a slight drop in temperatures back to the upper 80s to near 90 on Saturday and Sunday. Mid- to upper 80s will prevail at the coast. There still will be some stray showers around each afternoon, but coverage will be limited.
Memorial Day on Monday will also involve a low chance for late-day storms, but most of the time will feature a good deal of sunshine and highs in the upper 80s to near 90.
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