Here’s David Epstein’s forecast for Memorial Day weekend

Pablo Tucker
May 25, 2019

There's no chance of rain in the current weekend forecast. There's nothing more frustrating than thinking that the weather is going to be great all three days and then something goes amok.

We have a break in the weather this afternoon with some sun coming through.

A frontal system passing offshore should move along quickly enough to give us a nice day. Mostly sunny skies with a stray storm possible on Saturday. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for Friday evening through Saturday morning for all of northern Illinois, Lake County, Indiana, and parts of southern Wisconsin and eastern Iowa.

Through Thursday, it was the third coldest May in the last 30 years in Phoenix, with an average of 76.3 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.


Scattered showers and thunderstorms will mainly affect northeast Oklahoma, and a few of the storms may become severe Friday afternoon into the overnight hours, the NWS states. We can expect highs in the low to mid 80s Friday, Mike says.

As one of the coolest months of May in recent history comes to a close, Phoenix-area temperatures are expected to creep up but remain pleasant over Memorial Day weekend.

Monday, May 27: Memorial Day will be picture ideal and not as warm with mostly sunny skies and a high in the mid 70s.

You can follow my updates here and on Twitter @growingwisdom.


For road-trippers and campers heading north, the roads have cleared up after Thursday morning's rare late-May winter storm.

The weekend is expected to get even hotter, with an at-record temperature of 96 degrees on Saturday and 95 on Sunday.

Saturday features a lot of sunshine.

Sunday: Sunshine and clouds.


Temperatures ahead of the front will likely top 80 degrees with high humidity and strong southwest winds. Watching for showers ending early.

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