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Memorial Day Forecast – Will The Unofficial Start to Summer See Summer Temps?

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Memorial Day Forecast – Will The Unofficial Start to Summer See Summer Temps?

Summer may not officially begin until June 21st, but everyone in the U.S. knows the unofficial start to the season is Memorial Day weekend.

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May; this year it falls on May 29th. We observe this day to remember and honor the men and women who have given their lives in military service. Many celebrate with parades and other outdoor activities. Will Mother Nature turn up the heat a little? Whether you’ve got a cookout, parade, camping trip, or other outdoor event planned, be sure to read our long-range forecast first to find out what’s in store for your long holiday weekend.

Here’s what the Farmers’ Almanac’s long-range weather predictions are calling for during this three-day weekend, from May 26 – 29th:

Zone 1 – Northeast and New England
Includes New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Washington D.C.

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Squally for New England followed by mostly fair skies for Memorial Day.

Zone 2 – Great Lakes, Ohio Valle & Midwest
Includes Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin

Fair skies followed by increasing clouds; dry conditions for Memorial Day (a dry track for the Indy 500!)

Zone 3 – Southeast
Includes Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida

Clear and and cool conditions; mostly fair for Memorial Day.

Zone 4 – North Central
Includes Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana

An unseasonably chilly start to the weekend, followed by fair weather for Memorial Day.

Zone 5 – South Central
Includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico

Clearing and cool temperatures for the start of the weekend, followed by mostly fair conditions for Memorial Day.

Zone 6 – Northwest
Includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho

Clear skies, but quite cool, then things turn a bit unsettled for Memorial Day.

Zone 7 – Southwest
Includes California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona

Chilly temperatures but fair skies.

Looks like most places will have clear skies for any outdoor activities but it looks like the answer is no, summer temperatures are going to hold off. So be sure to carry along that jacket or sweatshirt if you’ve got outdoor plans. Tell us in the comments below what you plan on doing to make this Memorial Day memorable!

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8 comments

1 Zee Whitehead { 05.11.17 at 2:25 pm }

We will be going on our annual family camping trip. I will spend Memorial Day with my favorite soldier. My daughter Danielle! I would like to say thank you to each and every person who has sacrificed for our freedom. May God Bless you and may God Bless America!

2 Amy { 05.10.17 at 11:34 am }

Going to the ballgame! Going to watch the San Francisco Giants win some baseball! Will definitely be bringing my sweatshirt!

3 Peter Larson { 05.10.17 at 10:48 am }

Great forecast for Illinois. Plan on vegetable gardening and a BBQ.

4 Peter Larson { 05.10.17 at 10:47 am }

Great forecast for Illinois. Plan on vegetable gardening and a BBQ.

5 Kim Bayless { 05.10.17 at 10:15 am }

We are having a huge cookout on Sunday for around 50 people. So glad you are predicting clear skies for Illinois.

6 Margo Gillum { 05.10.17 at 9:17 am }

Attending United Methodist Conference.

7 Diane Balding { 05.10.17 at 8:50 am }

Hopefully going to do some fishing then cooking out and spending some time with family.

8 Donna Maynard { 05.10.17 at 7:48 am }

planning on going to a Memorial day Parade then to the Cemetery to put flowers on grave sites

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