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No end in sight for Southeast rain

Rain continues in Florida with no end in sight. Yesterday saw heavy rains in the Palmetto/Ruskin area where they are harvesting spring tomatoes. The total was close to 1.5 inches. Florida is expecting a respite today, but starting tomorrow through Wednesday of next week there is a 50 to 90 percent chance of rain every day with totals of more than three inches depending on location.wear

Georgia and South Carolina are in the same boat as Florida with regard to rain in the 10-day forecast. All points in Georgia and South Carolina are expecting daily rain totals up to 0.85 inches depending on location. The heavier rain totals will begin this Sunday and continue through next Wednesday. Watermelons, tomatoes, cantaloupes, blueberries, Bell peppers and peaches are coming out of these three states.

Heat continues out west in Oregon and Washington. Portland, OR, and south into the Willamette Valley will see above-average temps this week with highs in the 80s through Friday. On Saturday, May 26 a storm front will come through with a 40 percent chance of rain and will drop the temps down into the low 70s over the weekend. By Tuesday, May 29 temps will be back into the high 70s. Yakima Valley and Walla Walla, WA, will see highs this week in the upper 80s and low 90s. These temps are about 15 degrees above normal. These regions will also see a slight chance of rain on Saturday with lower temps, but by Tuesday, May 29 high temps will be back into mid-80s. Willamette Valley is a big blueberry region for Oregon. Out of Yakima and Walla Walla they are heavy in asparagus now and cherries coming soon.

Southern New Jersey is seeing beautiful weather this week with highs in the mid-80s and minimums in the mid-60s. On Memorial Day there is a 50 percent chance of rain with totals of 0.55 inches. Temps will be cool that day and Tuesday, May 29, but will warm back up by Wednesday, May 30.

Great weather continues in Leamington, ON, with highs in the mid-70s and minimums in the upper 50s.

The San Joaquin Valley is seeing typical weather for this time of year. Yesterday was cool, today through Thursday highs in the mid-80s, Friday and Saturday will cool off a bit with highs in the 70s and then by May 29-30 expect highs to be into the low 100s. No rain is expected in the next 10 days.

This week highs in the Coachella Valley will hit the 90s and minimums will be in the high 60s. Temps will climb as high as 107 for the first half of next week.

Hermosillo, Mexico, will basically see the same weather as the Coachella Valley. Highs this week in the 90s and by the weekend highs will creep into the 100s where it will remain next week.

Today, like yesterday, Michigan should experience highs in the upper 60s, but tomorrow will bring the start of a heat wave. By Thursday highs will be into the 80s for the remainder of the week and into the next. There is currently a 40 percent chance of light showers for May 27-28.

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(David Robidoux is a co-founder Weathermelon)