Pleasant weather

A visitor to McFarland Park in Florence relaxes in a hammock this morning while enjoying pleasant temperatures. [BERNIE DELINSKI/TIMESDAILY]

With the official start of summer a mere eight days away, the Shoals is enjoying autumn-like weather these days.

The Shoals awakened to a cool morning that saw a low of 60 degrees and today's high is only expected to reach 78 degrees, according to the National Weather Service forecast.

By Friday morning, the temperature will be flirting with record-low amounts, dipping to 51 degrees, according to the weather service. The record for Friday's date is 49 degrees, set in 1933.

Friday night's low will be near 63 degrees before more seasonal temperatures return Saturday, with a high near 88.

The normal high for this time of year is 88 degrees, with a normal low of 66, according to weather service data.

This comes after a particularly warm May that saw temperatures an average of 4.8 above normal, according to the data.

bernie.delinski@timesdaily.com or 256-740-5739. Twitter @TD_BDelinski

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