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It has been a (mostly) dry holiday weekend, albeit very warm and muggy.  Temperatures will drop for the start of the week, but the humidity remains high.  Although, I don’t think anyone is going to be as concerned with the humidity as much as the wet weather.  We will be tracking scattered showers that will give way to steady rain on Memorial Day.

Overnight, expect mostly cloudy skies with mayyyybe a spot shower north of the Metro.  It’ll remain warm and humid with lows in the low-70s.

We’ll kick off Memorial Day with mostly cloudy skies, but it’ll be dry.  Scattered showers will start to develop as we head through the mid to late morning hours.

If you’re heading to the Memorial Day Parade in Portsmouth or any outdoor ceremonies, make sure you have an umbrella just in case.  (You’d rather be safe than soaked..)  We’ll see a few showers across North Carolina and the Southside first as the rain will be moving from the south to the north.

Scattered showers will give way to steadier rain as we head into the evening.

The rain will continue from Monday evening, overnight, into Tuesday morning.  Tuesday will feature intermittent showers as well, mostly due to the moisture associated with Subtropical Storm Alberto.

Unfortunately, our weather pattern will be very unsettled this week – every single day through next weekend will feature a chance of showers, whether widespread, scattered, or isolated.  The driest day of the week (and I use that term loosely) will be Friday..although there is a chance of isolated thundershowers late.  Friday will also be the hottest day of the week with highs in the low-90s.

Speaking of tropical conditions..

Subtropical Storm Alberto has gained some strength over the last 24 hours.  Winds are up to 65 MPH as the storm continues northward towards the Florida panhandle.

Right now, it looks like Alberto will make landfall sometime tomorrow afternoon/evening near Pensacola, FL.  Once it moves onshore, it’ll lose strength, but it will bring a lot of moisture to the southeastern section of the country.

As I mentioned before, we will tap into some of the moisture associated with Alberto, but no direct impacts expected here.

Sooooo….enjoy the rain?

I’ll end this with a huge thank you to all of our servicemen and women who have sacrificed everything for our country and our freedom.

-Meteorologist Ashley Baylor

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