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Memorial Day Forecast: Will It Rain or Shine?

Memorial Day Forecast: Will It Rain or Shine?

Summer may not officially begin until June 20, but that doesn’t stop us all from hoping to get an early start each year during 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 Mother Nature has in store for this year’s Memorial Day holiday.

According to the Farmers’ Almanac’s long range outlook, most areas can expect wet, chilly weather over the weekend leading up to Memorial Day with clearing skies in time for the main event.

Here’s a more specific outlook for your region:

Northeast
Over the weekend, look for thunderstorms in the Mid-Atlantic states, then clearing, with cool conditions. Squally over New England, then fair skies. Mostly fair for Memorial Day.

Great Lakes
Squally from Wisconsin east, then fair skies. Weather dries out for Indianapolis in time for Indy 500. Increasing clouds beginning on Memorial Day.

Southeast
Thunderstorms over the weekend, then clearing and cool. Mostly fair for Memorial Day.

North Central
Clear skies, but unseasonably chilly over the weekend. Fair on Memorial Day.

South Central
Thunderstorms Texas east over the weekend, then clearing, but quite cool. Fair skies for Memorial Day.

Here’s a closer look at what we’re predicting for your region:

Northwest
Clear, but quite cool over the weekend, turning unsettled for Memorial Day.

Southwest
Clearing weather is accompanied by chilly conditions over the weekend, followed by fair skies for Memorial Day.

Be sure to check out our long-range forecast for up to four free months of weather predictions!

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