National Weather Forecast
Several areas of showers and storms will be possible Saturday across the central and eastern United States, with snow back toward the Northern Rockies. By the evening and overnight hours, a new system will start to approach the Pacific Northwest, bringing in some rain chances.
We’ll watch shower and storm chances continue across the central United States as we head through the rest of the Memorial Day weekend. For Memorial Day Monday, dry weather can be expected across most of the Northeast and in many areas of the western United States.
As we look at potential precipitation through 7 PM Sunday, at least 2-4″ of rain could fall across portions of the central and southern Plains. Meanwhile, up to 16″ of snow could fall in portions of the northern Rockies.
Muddy Flooding in Michigan
NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey.
More from NASA Earth Observatory: “On May 17, 2020, heavy rain began pouring over the Tri-Cities region of central Michigan and, after two days, it provoked significant flooding in Midland County. The accumulating rainfall led to catastrophic dam failures that swelled rivers and streams and inundated several nearby communities. The governor ordered more than 10,000 residents of Edenville and Sanford to evacuate. The natural-color images on this page show flooding across Midland County as observed by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8. The pair above shows the Tittabawassee River on May 20, 2020 (right), compared to June 3, 2019 (left). The images below provide a wider view, including the location of the Edenville and Sanford dams.”
More than 80 killed in India and Bangladesh as Cyclone Amphan heaps misery on coronavirus-hit areas
More from CNN: “More than 80 people have been killed and thousands more left homeless after Cyclone Amphan slammed into coastal towns and cities in India and Bangladesh on Wednesday afternoon. Authorities are now racing to provide relief efforts in communities already stricken by the coronavirus, hampered in many areas by heavy rains and fallen debris that has made roads impassible. Large-scale evacuation efforts appear to have saved many lives, but it could take days to realize the full extent of the deaths, injuries and damage from the cyclone.”
Baby exoplanet spotted growing around distant star
More from Space.com: “The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile has captured an image of a planet being born around the young star AB Aurigae, which lies 520 light-years from Earth in the constellation Auriga (The Charioteer). Like previous AB Aurigae images taken by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), this new photo shows spiral arms forming in the thick disk of dust and gas surrounding the star. These spirals are evidence of newly forming worlds, which churn up protoplanetary disks, scientists have said.”
– D.J. Kayser