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Memorial Day Weekend Weather: Will It Rain On Your Parade?

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Memorial Day Weekend Weather: Will It Rain On Your Parade?

Summer may not officially begin until June 21st with the arrival of the Summer Solstice, but almost everyone in the U.S. considers Memorial Day the un-official start to the new season.

When is Memorial Day 2018?

Memorial Day is celebrated in the U.S. on the last Monday in May. In 2018, that date is Monday, May 28th. In Canada, Memorial Day is celebrated with Canada Day on July 1st each year.

Memorial Day 2018: Weekend Weather Forecast

Whether you’ve got a cookout, parade, camping trip, or other outdoor activity planned over the three-day weekend, be sure to read our long-range weather forecast to find out what’s in store from Friday, May 25th to Monday, May 28th:

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

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Very unsettled, then fair, pleasant. Then expect scattered thunderstorm activity on Memorial Day.

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

Mostly fair skies, with a dry track for the Indy 500 on Sunday, followed by wet weather across the Great Lakes and points east for Memorial Day.

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

Thunderstorms quickly sweep through the region and stick around through the Memorial Day weekend. These storms are mostly scattered in the Mid-Atlantic region.

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

Mostly sunny to start the weekend, then expect light showers for the Rockies and points east for Memorial Day.

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

A sunny start to the weekend followed by mainly cloudy skies for the southern Rockies, and some rain for Texas for Memorial Day.

Zone 6 – Northwest
Washington, Oregon, Idaho

Mostly fair to start off the long weekend, followed by a few light showers for Memorial Day.

Zone 7 – Southwest
California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona

The long weekend begins with mostly fair skies, then unsettled conditions return for Memorial Day.

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1 Susan Higgins { 05.10.18 at 12:55 pm }

Hi Malama ‘aina,
Due to these states’ fairly constant weather patterns, the Farmers’ Almanac provides an overall climatological summary for Alaska and Hawaii. This summary should give you a good idea of what type of weather to expect if you are traveling to these great states.
Hope this was helpful!

2 malama 'aina { 05.09.18 at 4:15 pm }

thanks for lower 48 predictions.

what about the aloha state of Hawaii?

what about the last frontier state of Alaska?

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