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Memorial Day Weather Forecast (2021): 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 20, 2021, with the arrival of the Summer Solstice, but almost everyone in the U.S. 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?

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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, 2021:

Zone 1 – Northeast & New England

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

Hot over the Mid-Atlantic States and showers sweep up through New England. Looks like a possibly soggy Memorial Day.

Zone 2 – Great Lakes, Ohio Valley & Midwest

Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin

Showers rapidly sweep east from the Great Lakes. Showers could make for a wet track for the Indy-500.

Zone 3 – Southeast

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

Hot and humid, with developing showers, especially along the Gulf Coast.

Zone 4 – North Central

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

Pleasant weather for Memorial Day weekend!

Zone 5 – South Central

Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico

Expect mostly fair skies through Monday.

Zone 6 – Northwest

Washington, Oregon, Idaho

Mostly pleasant weather. Enjoy the weekend!

Zone 7 – Southwest

California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona

A mostly pleasant weather pattern remains in place for the holiday weekend.


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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