Seattle – As millions of Americans hit the road and take to the skies to celebrate the unofficial start of summer this Memorial Day weekend, FOX Weather tracks some storm systems that could disrupt outdoor plans in some parts of the United States
According to AAA, estimated 39.2 million people He will travel 50 miles or more from home this weekend, an 8.3% increase over 2021 and roughly in line with the volume of travel five years ago.
Let’s take a closer look at the forecast for Memorial Day weekend as you finalize your summer launch plans.
A cold front will bring the risk of scattered rain and thunderstorms from the Ohio Valley to the East Coast on Friday, bringing a humid start to the weekend in those areas. Some storms can turn Severe with damaging wind and hail. High temperatures will be in the 70s to nearly 80 degrees in the northeast, while the southeast should run from the lows to the mid 80s.
The Pacific Northwest is the only other area to see showers on Friday. Temperatures there will be rather cool, with highs mainly in the 50s and 60s.
Areas stretching west to the Plains will have a very warm start to Memorial Day weekend with highs in the 1980s and 1990s, even in the lower 100s in the Southwest.
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A stubborn upper-level drop could keep weather unsettled across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic on Saturday. Scattered rain is in the forecast, which could dampen some beach plans along the east coast. Highs will be in the 70s in most areas, with lower 80s expected in parts of the mid-Atlantic.
Parts of the upper Midwest may also have to deal with a few showers as weak turbulence slides across the region. Temperatures will be in the 60’s and 70’s in that area.
A storm system rolling off the Pacific Ocean will keep the risk of rain in the Pacific Northwest and North Rocky on Saturday, making it a raw day with highs only in the 50s and 60s.
Showers and thunderstorms will be a threat in Florida during the afternoon as well. Much of the Sunshine State would be at its highest levels in the 1980s.
The rest of the Lower 48 should be very dry and warm, with parts of the Central, Southern, and Southwest Plains seeing temperatures in the 90s and lower into the mid-20th century.
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The troublesome rain should finally recede in the Northeast as the lowest leaves the highest of the region. Temperatures will also get warmer, with most places hitting the 70s and 80s.
Rain and even snowy showers over the mountains will remain a threat in the Pacific Northwest and the northern and central Rocky Mountains, along with mild temperatures in the 50s and 60s.
Another system would slide across the northern plains and upper Midwest, spreading showers across parts of those regions. The levels would be highest in the 1960s and 1970s in most regions.
Heavy rain and thunderstorms may also threaten parts of Florida during the afternoon as temperatures soar into the 80s across the Sunshine State.
Every other place in the country should be able to enjoy Sunday without any major weather concerns. It’s going to be another hot day in the Central, South, and Southwest Plains with highs in the 90s and lows into the mid-20th century.
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Expect a warm day up and down the East Coast, with highs in the 80s for most places. The only exception may be parts of northern New England, where it could hold up well into the 1960s and 1970s.
The low pressure system is expected to bring mountain rain and snow to parts of the Great Basin, the northern and central Rocky Mountains, the northern plains, and the upper Midwest. Because of the additional cloud cover, temperatures are likely stuck in the 50s and 60s in those areas.
Unstable weather may persist in parts of the Pacific Northwest as well, although it should be drier than previous days. The area will also be on the cooler side with highs especially in the 60s.
Similar to the rest of the weekend, parts of Florida will have to deal with afternoon showers and thunderstorms with temperatures hitting the 80s.
Dry weather likely dominates much of California, the Southwest, the Southern Plains, and the Gulf Coast, with the highest temperatures falling over the Central and Southern Plains, which can rise back into the 90s and lower 100s. Highs are expected in the upper 1980s and lower 1990s across the south.
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