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WEATHER BLOG: Magnificent May

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The past two days of sunny skies and pleasant conditions will continue due to high pressure.

A back door cold front pushing through the region Friday will keep high temperatures a couple degrees cooler than normal. The front will be moisture starved and only spread some high clouds into the area.

Behind this front the winds will pick up Friday out of the northeast, so it will be breezy with 10-20 mph winds, unlike the 4-8 mph Thursday. The wind will make it feel a little cooler than the actual temperature. The Northeast wind flow will keep the coastline in the upper 50s to low 60s, while inland locations will be in the upper 60s. So for Friday expect mostly sunny skies with some high thin clouds with high temperatures in the upper 60s along the I-95 corridor and low 60s along the coastline. Friday night high pressure anchored over New England will allow for clear skies and seasonable conditions.

Saturday temperatures will warm slightly only by a couple degrees under mostly sunny skies which will push temperatures to near 70 degrees. On Sunday another weak back door cold front will approach the region from New England, keeping temperatures a little bit cooler. Temperatures will once again be cooler along the coastline with easterly flow from the ocean water temperatures still in the lower to mid 50s. Clouds will start to move into the Mid Atlantic on Monday with a closed low slowly moving toward the northeast from Georgia. Precipitation will remain to our south so Monday will remain dry with temperatures remaining in the upper 60s and low 70s.

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