|Memorial Day Weather Outlook|
UPDATED 12:15 AM EDT, May 25, 2015
UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Chad Merrill
|Memorial Day ceremonies honoring those who served our country may need to be brought indoors over the Deep South, Upper Midwest and Great Lakes. Meanwhile, the weather will be ideal for barbecues on the East and West Coast's.|
WeatherBug Meteorologist Kristin Clark has the latest in her exclusive WeatherBug National Outlook.
The day will begin with more downpours and a few thunderstorms across the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes, Southeast, and western Tennessee Valley. Rain will be more scattered in nature in the central Plains.
Residents attending Memorial Day festivities from eastern Texas into the Deep South, as well as in the Tennessee Valley, will have to bring along the rain gear. Much of eastern Texas and the Mid-South will see enough rain to potentially trigger flash flooding, so ponding of water on roadways will be a problem for motorists. Not to be outdone, embedded thunderstorms in central and eastern Texas could contain gusty winds and large hail as well.
More showers will invade the Great Lakes and Upper Midwest as the day unfolds while rain and storms will be hit and miss along and north of Interstate 70 in the Plains and Mountain West. Wet snowflakes will mix in with the rain for the highest Rocky peaks in Colorado.
A few afternoon showers will quickly pop up across the Sierra Nevada and Great Basin. Otherwise, the West Coast will see plentiful sunshine while the East Coast taps into warmer and more humid air, but no rain is expected to dampen Memorial Day celebrations here.
Much of the U.S. will be dominated by afternoon highs in the 70s and 80s. The hot spots will be the Southwest, interior California valleys and southern Rio Grande Valley where the mercury will push into the 90s. Another day of chilly 40s will dominate the central Rockies with 50s along the Northwest Coast, across the northern Rockies, northern Plains and Minnesota Arrowhead.
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