Summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21 this year, but Memorial Day weekend has long stood in as the unofficial start to the summer season. Though the traditional meaning behind the day is a solemn one, a sunny three-day weekend away from work or school can provide the perfect opportunity for a cookout, camping trip, or pool party.
So, what does Mother Nature have in store for this year’s Memorial Day holiday? According to the Farmers’ Almanac’s long range outlook, most regions of the country can expect fair, if cool, weather for Memorial Day itself. Throughout the country, wet, unsettled conditions will dominate over much of the prior week, with the worst storms settling in along the East Coast. A possible tropical weather system could move into Southeastern states, but should pass before the weekend. In New England and the Mid Atlantic, thunderstorms could hang on well into the holiday weekend, but are expected to pass in time for Monday. Elsewhere, look for the wet weather to clear by early in the weekend, bringing fair skies.
Look for calm, sunny skies during the Indianapolis 500 and beyond. Despite the sunshine, be sure to bring a sweater or jacket on any outings. Temperatures will be somewhat chilly, especially in South Central States and along the West Coast.