Above-average temperatures and light winds are in the forecast for a sunny and dry Memorial Day, according to the National Weather Service, and the mercury will soar as the week goes on.
The holiday will have a high near 83 with light west winds between 8 to 13 mph in the morning. Temperatures drop at night to high 60s with southwest wind about 6 to 10 mph and clear skies.
On a sunny Tuesday, temperatures are forecast to spike to the low 90s, the weather service said. A 20% chance of showers is likely for a partly cloudy Tuesday night with lows around 62.
Joe Pollina, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said Tuesday will likely not be "too terribly humid."
“It’s still kind of early for this heat, so people should drink fluids and stay in air conditioning,” Pollina said.
Average temperatures for this time of year are in the 70s, Pollina noted.
Wednesday’s forecast includes a 30% chance of showers after 2 p.m. with partly sunny skies and highs nearing 80. A chance of shower increases to 40% at night before 2 a.m. with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 62.
Thursday will be in the low 80s and a chance of showers is forecast at night. A chance of showers continues into Friday with a high in the mid-70s.