Seasonable Through Mid-Week, but a Heat Wave Looms

Published: May. 18, 2021 at 7:50 AM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A quiet and seasonable weather pattern for the middle of May will persist through Thursday with a mix of sun and clouds and highs topping out in the low to mid 80s each day. Rain chances are next to none, though we can’t totally rule out a stray shower today and tomorrow. Overall, most of us will continue to stay bone-dry though.

By Friday, the weather pattern will begin to shift as a strong ridge of high pressure builds over the eastern half of the U.S., promoting a trend toward well above average temperatures. We should see our first 90 degree day of 2021 by the weekend and will likely have mid if not upper 90s to contend with next week. The humidity doesn’t look unbearable at this time, but even a hot and dry pattern is still a little too reminiscent of summertime! With this dry stretch of weather in the cards for us well into next week, you’ll want to water your yards and plants accordingly! So, enjoy the more seasonable weather while it lasts. Summer is just around the corner!

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