Summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21st this year, but everyone in the U.S. knows summer really starts on Memorial Day weekend.
Whether you’ve got a cookout, parade, camping trip, or other outdoor activity planned over your three-day weekend, be sure to read our forecast to find out what’s in store for this year’s Memorial Day holiday.
According to the Farmers’ Almanac’s long range outlook, most areas can expect unsettled, gusty weather over the weekend leading up to Memorial Day with clearing skies in time for the main event. The notable exception is along the East Coast, where unsettled skies will predominate in the Northeast, with thunderstorms farther south.
Here’s a more specific outlook for your region:
Sunny over the weekend, turning very unsettled for Memorial Day.
Midwest & Great Lakes
Heavy rains over the weekend. Mostly fair on Memorial Day; a dry track for the Indy 500.
Fair weather over the weekend. Thunderstorms quickly sweep across the Gulf Coast and Southeast on Memorial Day.
Unsettled Colorado and the Plains over the weekend. Mostly sunny on Memorial Day.
Gusty winds, showers sweep east across Southern Plains; stormy weather Texas, Oklahoma over the weekend. Sunshine for Memorial Day.
Turning stormy for Washington and Oregon east over the weekend. Mostly fair for Memorial Day.
Unsettled for Utah; gusty winds and showers from California east over the weekend. Mostly fair for Memorial Day.
Be sure to check out our long-range forecast for up to four free months of weather predictions!