Hot Memorial Day Weekend: records and heat stroke
In terms of how long the heat will last, we may not see afternoon highs drop below 80° until June 4th or so. If we see at least 80° each afternoon up until that day, it would be the first stretch of at least 11 days at or above 80° since August of 2016! The longest such stretch in 2017 was 10 days. The hottest air temperatures over the course of this impending heat wave will likely occur Sunday thru Tuesday with highs around 90°. There are a few chances for rain and storms by the time we get to the May 31st - June 3rd period, which could keep us below 80°.