Posted May 24, 2018 8:00 p.m. EDT
High pressure will make for another dry day across the Northeast on Friday, aside from a few showers and thunderstorms in northern Maine. It will feel like summer. Humidity will also begin to increase across the Middle Atlantic.
Most of the Ohio Valley and the central Great Lakes region will be warm and dry. Showers and thunderstorms will occur from Missouri to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Concerns continue to mount that a tropical storm will form in the Gulf of Mexico this weekend, with another round of showers and thunderstorms erupting in the South. The majority of the unsettled weather will occur in the afternoon and evening hours. The rain will be heavy enough in some areas to cause flooding. The highest concentration of the thunderstorms will be in South Florida.
Heat will build in the Plains and gusty winds will whip across the Great Basin, while showers and thunderstorms are possible from Northern California to Idaho. Northwestern Oregon and Western Washington will be seasonably warm and dry.
FOCUS: Memorial Day Outlook
The Southeast will remain unsettled Monday with widespread showers and thunderstorms. The heaviest rain will be near the Gulf Coast. A front may bring showers to the Northeast. The southern Plains will remain hot. Thunderstorms will move into the Rockies.