Forecasts for much of the upcoming long Memorial Day weekend (aka, the customary start of summer in this region) have changed to unsettled. Earlier predictions were for sunny and dry, so we've persisted in that rosy belief, even yesterday at work repeating - a beautiful weekend ahead! A peek at the forecast this morning shows the even meteorologists trying to be rosy - they say "improving" weather.
[Massachusetts Ave Bridge, at ~20 smoots; 5/18/14]
It won't keep us from venturing out - on foot, as we're determined to avoid the annual spike in traffic over the weekend (it started yesterday as the stretch of highway I usually take on my way home from work was a slow-moving parking lot - I drove back roads instead). We rather appreciate the holiday exodus from the city of at least some of the visitors and residents that have crammed the sidewalks and cafes since spring sprung. I'm also looking forward to getting together with a couple of my gal pals on Saturday afternoon for some art and cocktails, neither of which requires sunshine.
A 50-50 chance of rain on Sunday just means we'll bring an umbrella when we head out. And Monday looks to be the pick of the weekend - sunny, warm and dry.
For those of you in the US, have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend! And, of course, a lovely weekend wherever you are.