Good morning. Thank God it's Friday! I'll be heading out to work at 7:30 but I'm looking forward to this weekend. A three day weekend. Today's Weather for: Sundown, LA 71446-6114 5/25/2007 Sundown Fire Dept., Station 23 Wind Chill: 66°F Humidity: 96% Dew Point: 65°F So Far Today High: 69°F Low: 66°F Rain: 0.01" Rain Rate: 0.00"/h Gust: 6mph SE Today High: 85 Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds around 10 mph. Tonight Low: 65 Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Southeast winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light and variable. The Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of the summer of 2007, will be full of warm and calm weather along both coasts even as the central U.S. stays a bit stormy. Saturday: High pressure dominating the weather on both the East and West coasts will produce warm and pleasant conditions and abundant sunshine for both seaboards. Afternoon temperatures will be unseasonably warm, with 80s likely throughout the East, Southeast and Gulf Coast. The West will have a bigger range of temperatures, with the Northwest and Intermountain seeing highs in the 70s and the Great Basin, interior California and the Rockies climbing into the 80s. The Desert Southwest will be the warmest as the mercury shots through the 90s and into the triple digits. Squeezed between the two high pressure systems is a weakening front. Energized by early-day sunshine and fed by abundant Gulf of Mexico moisture, a fresh round of thunderstorms will be possible across the Southern and central Plains and throughout the Great Lakes. Temperatures will generally be in the 70s and 80s across the Plains, with areas of the northern Plains not climbing out of the 60s. Sunday: The second day of the holiday weekend will be very similar to Saturday, with more storms for the Central Plains and Great Lakes and warmer and dry weather across the West and South. The only big change will be found in the Northeast and parts of the Ohio Valley, where early-morning sunshine will give way to increasing clouds and a chance of late-day showers and thunderstorms. A few storms will also be possible across south Florida and over the northern Rockies. The hottest temperatures will be found across the Desert Southwest, where highs will easily climb into the triple digits. Temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s will be found across the rest of the Southwest, Great Basin, inland California as well as parts of the interior South and along the Gulf Coast. Highs across the rest of the West, Central Plains and Northeast will generally be in the 70s and 80s, with a few 60s found in the western Great Lakes. Memorial Day: Like a broken record, the extended holiday weekend will end the same way it began, with a scattering of thunderstorms across the Central U.S. and very warm weather across the West and Southeast. The scattered afternoon thunderstorms will mostly be found across much of the southern and east central Plains. Additional storms will make their way into the northern Plains, Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic late in the day. The West will continue to warm up with the area seeing highs in excess of 90-degrees expanding into more of the Great Basin, southern Rockies and spilling out into west Texas. The Desert Southwest will continue to see highs in the triple digits, while the Northwest reaches into the 70s and low 80s. Temperatures in the East and South will also be on the warm side as the thermometers climb well into the 80s to near 90 degrees. If a flash flooding warning is issued for your area, quickly act and head for higher ground. Remember, never drive across flooded roads, swift moving water can easily lift a car and sweep it downstream. Turn Around, Don't Drown!