Weather alert: prepare for sunshine

Islanders should take appropriate precautions, and be prepared for abundant sunshine and warmer temperatures this weekend. Winter weary residents may need to make careful preparations to deal with the meteorological development, especially since many may no longer be familiar with these kinds of weather conditions.

Big bridge jumping.

Photo by Steve Myrick

Big bridge jumping.

While a line of thunderstorms is forecast to bring heavy rain to Martha’s Vineyard just after sundown Friday, according to the National Weather Service, the weekend is expected to be sunny or mostly sunny, with temperatures in the 40 to 45 degree range. Winds will be moderate from the southwest, according to weather service meteorologists.

Islanders may want to make sure they have an adequate supply of sunscreen, and refresh their knowledge about sunscreen use. It would be prudent to locate and clean sunglasses. Also, plan a safe route to Island public beaches, before you need to leave your home. When the beach urge calls, there may not be enough time to plan adequately.

It may also help to view the following images of Martha’s Vineyard, so the sunshine may not be so shocking when it arrives.


  1. Charolette Homes says:

    This article made me smile. Well done, Mr. Myrick. Well done indeed.

  2. Martin Hanley says:

    Has the island emergency management coordinator been notified ? He may wish to close businesses early in advance of the solar event.

  3. Steve Jenkinson says:

    Is that what that bright thing in the sky was yesterday? I thought The End was indeed, nigh.

  4. JCLambert says:

    Your photos are beautiful!