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Memorial Day Weather Forecast: Warm Up or Wash Out?

Will your Memorial Day weekend be soggy or spectacular? We've got your weather forecast.

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Summer may not officially begin until June 21, 2022, with the arrival of the Summer Solstice, but almost everyone in the US considers Memorial Day the unofficial start to summer.

While many celebrations continue to be scaled, you’ll still need to know the weather! So, what will Memorial Day weekend weather be like?

Read: Why Do We Celebrate Memorial Day?

Memorial Day honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military
Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military

Memorial Day Weekend Weather Forecast

Here’s what the Farmers’ Almanac’s long-range weather predictions are calling for the Memorial Day weekend, Friday, May 28 through Monday, May 31, 2022:

Zone 1 – Northeast & New England

New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C.

Storm rippling along stalled front brings frequent showers, a few downpours.

Zone 2 – Great Lakes, Ohio Valley & Midwest

Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin

Increasing clouds; dry track for Indy-500.

Zone 3 – Southeast

Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida

Storm ripples along stalled front, bringing showery rains.

Zone 4 – North Central

Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana

Fair, then some rain for Northern, Central Great Plains and points east.

Zone 5 – South Central

Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico

Fair at first, then turning unsettled.

Zone 6 – Northwest

Washington, Oregon, Idaho

Turning unsettled.

Zone 7 – Southwest

California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona

Fair skies give way to windy, showery weather.


We hope that everyone has a safe and pleasant holiday, whatever the weather brings!

See the long-range weather forecast for your zone for the whole summer here!

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