On a showery day, the high/low was only 50°/47°. The high was 20 degrees below average.
Although just 0.03" of rain fell today (between 3-4 PM), it was the first measurable rainfall on this date in 17 years. The day was gray and coo,l with a high of only 60°.
Heavy rain fell between 5-11 PM, amounting to 1.60". During one 15-minute period (between 6:55-7:10 PM), 0.48" of rain poured down.
This was the second day in a row with a record high as the mercury topped out at 93°. The next 90-degree day wouldn't be for another two months (and it would be the only other 90-degree day of the summer.)
This was the last of four consecutive days with morning lows in the chilly low 40s, well below the average of 55°.
After four days in a row of sunny and mild weather, today was a gray, rainy Monday. 1.40" of rain fell, with a particularly heavy downpour occurring during AM rush hour, with 0.57" measured between 9-10:00.
Today was just the second 80-degree day of the year, coming six weeks after the first (4/9). This was the greatest number of days between the first and second 80-degree day in eight years, when there was a gap of 45 days. (The longest gap, in the years since 1900, was 58 days in 1928). Today's high of 86° was the warmest reading since the first week of September 2012.
At long last the temperature reached the 80s for the first time this year, the latest date for this occurrence since 1988. This is the tenth latest date for this occurrence on record. And with a high of 90°, this was just the fourth year to have the first 80 and first 90 occur on the same day (joining 1918, 1927 and 2010). This was the first time a reading was in the 90s in May since 2018. Besides the heat, the air was oppressive, with afternoon dew points in the 68-70° range. The morning low of 62° was the coolest on a day with a high in the 90s since 2010, when there was a low of low of 56° on 4/7 (the earliest date on record for a reading in the 90s).