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Memorial Day Forecast: Sunny or Soggy?

Memorial Day Forecast: Sunny or Soggy?

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:

Northeast
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.

Southeast
Fair weather over the weekend. Thunderstorms quickly sweep across the Gulf Coast and Southeast on Memorial Day.

North Central
Unsettled Colorado and the Plains over the weekend. Mostly sunny on Memorial Day.

South Central
Gusty winds, showers sweep east across Southern Plains; stormy weather Texas, Oklahoma over the weekend. Sunshine for Memorial Day.

Northwest
Turning stormy for Washington and Oregon east over the weekend. Mostly fair for Memorial Day.

Southwest
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!

6 comments

1 Aerial G { 05.21.13 at 12:21 pm }

I wish Alaska would be included….the Northwest does not quite cut itfor some gardening plans.
We broke the record yesterday in the Nenanna Ice Classic the tripod went down into the river at 2:41pm Alaska time.

2 Reader { 05.15.13 at 7:02 pm }

If you actually “read” the article it says “Summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21st this year, but everyone in the U.S. knows summer really starts on Memorial Day weekend.” :)

3 Donna Marie { 05.15.13 at 6:08 pm }

Its Always a party here in Lafayette Louisiana … all of the crawfish festivals since feb have ended( oh and mardi gras) I’m Ready for some fun in the sun at the river,hope the weather is nice for everyone!!

4 Jaime McLeod { 05.15.13 at 3:29 pm }

Actually, Jon Monfore, that’s not true. The summer solstice can fall on either June 20 or 21.

5 JON MONFORE { 05.15.13 at 3:24 pm }

I HATE TO POINT OUT TO WHOMEVER WROTE THIS ARTICLE, BUT THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER IS ALWAYS OFFICALLY JUNE 21ST, IT DOESN’T CHANGE FROM YEAR TO YEAR.

6 Mew0116 { 05.15.13 at 10:03 am }

well I hope we have great weather here in MI because I am planning a large family cookout!

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