The Memorial Day Weekend Forecast
Memorial Day weekend is commonly thought of as the beginning of summer vacation season – the “unofficial beginning of summer”. A weekend when friends and family gather and enjoy some time together, often outdoors. If you are travelling or going to be outside enjoying the holiday, here is a look at the forecast for the next few days.
On Saturday, a storm system will be moving through the Central Plains and Ohio Valley into the Mid Atlantic. Scattered showers and thunderstorms, some possibly severe, are likely along a series of fronts and low pressure centers. South of the system, heat and humidity will build through the Southern Plains and Southeast as highs surge into the 90s. Warmth will be found along the Pacific Coast as well.
The storm system will slowly move to the east and south on Sunday. Scattered storms, a few possible severe, will shift through the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys into the Southern Plains. The heat will continue in the West and throughout the southern tier of the nation. Cooler than average temperatures will be found in the Great Lakes and Northeast.
As the front stretches out on Monday, showers and thunderstorms will be possible from the Northeast southward to the Gulf of Mexico. The rain will bring some relief to the heat in the South. The Plains will see mainly dry weather conditions and cooler temperatures, with highs only 60s in the Upper Midwest. It will stay warm in the Northwest as the thermometer climbs into the 80s and 90s.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels