DOVER, New Hampshire — Memorial Day weekend may be the unofficial start to summer, but the long weekend is not expected to look or feel like the summer season.
A wet and dreary weekend is forecast by meteorologists who say more rain is on the way as well as cool temperatures. Memorial Day itself, however, will see some relief and start to clear up as celebrations continue.
Accuweather.com is predicting the long weekend to “begin cool, windy and rainy.”
“The storm system responsible for severe weather and deadly tornadoes over the Plains earlier this week will give birth to a new storm over the Northeast as the week draws to a close and the holiday weekend begins,” meteorologist Alex Sosnowski reported.
Between Thursday and Sunday, 4 inches of rain is expected to fall in certain areas, bringing flooding concerns to some locations as well.
“It looks like it’s going to be a wet start to the weekend for Friday into Saturday, but should be better toward Sunday and Monday, National Weather Service meteorologist Margaret Curtis said.
Temperatures won’t necessarily feel like summer months either with numbers expected to remain in the low to mid 60s.
Monday’s temperatures may climb just a bit higher, Curtis said.
Sunday will see less precipitation then Friday and Saturday, she said, but southern New Hampshire and Maine will still experience showers.
“It’s not quite summer but at least Monday should be nice out,” Curtis said.
Distributed by MCT Information Services