A Nice Memorial Day Weekend (Probably)


The models want to send us some rain in the middle of the night. For example, observe the RAP at 3 a.m.:

Thursday – 61/79

Gusty winds to 16 m.p.h. and cooler temps await.

There’s a chance of a few rain showers (but not storms) passing through late Thursday morning or afternoon (below: WRF at 4 p.m.). This should not be enough to rain out any Thursday night games:

Memorial Day Weekend

I’m calling this a four day weekend. You’ll love the temps: Friday – 52/71, Saturday – 46/76, Sunday – 55/80, Memorial Day – 60/83.

Will it rain? The models don’t agree:

(1) The GFS model stations a patriotic ridge (high pressure) to our north, keeping us dry the entire Memorial Day weekend. The morning & afternoon NWS-Nashville forecasters both preferred this model. Here’s the high pressure on Sunday at 7 a.m., keeping us dry while stationed in Michigan:

(2) The European Model shamefully predicts “northwest flow convection,” which means a chance of rain each day. I’ve looked at the European model (I’m forbidden to post it here due to licensing issues), and if it’s right, there won’t be much rain. Our forecasters have rejected this solution (based on science, not “wishing” it so).

Either way, looks like a terrific weather weekend as we pause to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for us.