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Weather Eye: May forecast to be warmer than average, rain chances mixed

We managed to squeak out another 70-degree day Monday before the clouds and sprinkles moved in. The first couple of days this month were cool with all the rain, which leaves us about 3 degrees below average for the month.

With those anticipated 80-degree days coming up, we’ll take care of that in short fashion. With offshore winds and low humidity late this week, I’m going for near 80 on Thursday and low to mid-80s Friday and Saturday. Marine air seeps inland Sunday for cooler temperatures into the 70s. After that, more showers may be in the offing.

With our current situation it is difficult to get back to a familiar routine and the days seem to run together for me. At least the weather breaks it up with showers one day and warm and sunny another.

Have you looked around at all the flowers and blossoms popping out? Despite a dry April and lack of April showers, we are still enjoying a colorful landscape.

May is still forecast to be warmer than average so perhaps more 70- and 80-degree days this month. Rainfall chances could go either way, more or less.

Usually about this time of the year I begin giving you some weather hints about the Hazel Dell Parade of Bands. As you may know, it was canceled this year. Sadly after 30 years of forecasting that event in this column, I can’t. I wish the show could go on, however the weather will so we’ll watch the weekend of May 16 and play along.

Get the barbecue, lawn chairs, sunscreen and wading pools ready for our first taste of summer coming to a neighborhood near you.



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