The summer solstice is still a month away, but beach season begins in earnest this weekend. And early forecasts call for pleasant weather on the Maryland and Delaware coasts.
Over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, dry weather and high temperatures in the 70s and mid 80s are expected from Ocean City to Rehoboth Beach.
For now, the worst thing in the forecast looks to be some clouds and a slight chance of showers in the evenings.
The National Weather Service is calling for mostly sunny skies Friday and Saturday. Monday may see showers before 8 a.m., but is expected to clear up for a mostly sunny day with a high near 77.
Outlets like AccuWeather.com., the Weather Channel and the Weather Underground, which offer longer-term forecasts than the weather service, also predict mostly good weather through the long weekend.
The Weather Channel and Weather Underground suggest Saturday will be clear, with a slight chance of showers in the evening. Showers are also possible Monday.
Among all the meteorologists, there appears to be high confidence that daytime temperatures will be consistently in the mid-70s.
Of course, there is still time for the forecast to change.