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, 2023, with the arrival of the Summer Solstice, but almost everyone in the US considers Memorial Day the unofficial start to summer. So, what will Memorial Day weather be like? (Live in Canada? Check your forecast for Victoria Day on our Long-Range Weather Page.)

Read: Why Do We Celebrate Memorial Day?

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

Memorial Day Weekend Weather Forecast

Here are the Farmers’ Almanac long-range weather predictions for Memorial Day (from Sunday, May 28, through Wednesday, May 31, 2023):

Zone 1 – Northeast & New England

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

Scattered thunderstorm activity.

Zone 2 – Great Lakes, Ohio Valley & Midwest

Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin

Scattered thunderstorms, especially across the northern areas of the region.

Zone 3 – Southeast

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

A sharp cold front touches off severe weather—strong thunderstorms, damaging winds, and tornadoes—possibly putting the Indy-500 in jeopardy.

Zone 4 – North Central

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

A few light showers.

Zone 5 – South Central

Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico

Mainly cloudy southern Rockies; some rain for TX.

Zone 6 – Northwest

Washington, Oregon, Idaho

Light showers Rockies and points east.

Zone 7 – Southwest

California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona

Unsettled conditions.

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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