Memorial Day Forecast: Will Rain Pummel Your Picnic?
Summer may still be more than a month away, but that doesn’t stop us all from hoping to get an early start over Memorial Day weekend.
Whether you’ve got a cookout, camping trip, pool party, or other outdoor activity planned over your three-day weekend, be sure to read our forecast to find out what Mother Nature has in store for this year’s Memorial Day holiday.
According to the Farmers’ Almanac’s long range outlook, regions west of the Mississippi can expect fair, pleasant weather over Memorial Day weekend. In New England, the Great Lakes, and the southeastern states, look for hot, humid conditions, coupled with heavy showers. Things may be wet for the Indianapolis 500, and stay wet long enough to dampen picnic plans for much of the Eastern U.S.
Here’s a closer look at what we’re predicting for your region:
Zone 1 — Northeast
Hot Mid-Atlantic States. Showers sweep up through New England.
Zone 2 — Great Lakes
Showers rapidly sweep east. Indy 500 might turn out wet.
Zone 3 – Southeast
Hot and humid, with developing showers, especially along Gulf Coast.
Zone 4 — North Central
Becoming mostly pleasant.
Zone 5 — South Central
Zone 6 — Pacific Northwest
Zone 7 — Southwest
Mostly pleasant weather returns.
Be sure to check out our long-range forecast for up to four free months of weather predictions!