Published: Sat, May 25, 2019
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

A Look At Memorial Day Weekend Weather

A Look At Memorial Day Weekend Weather

The forecast for the holiday weekend is not bad. As the associated cold front approaches Saturday morning, heavier storms will then develop out ahead of it.

And while the roads have cleared up, the Arizona Department of Transportation said drivers still need to buckle up and be mindful of their speed, as there were seven fatal crashes on Arizona roadways last Memorial Day weekend.

Memorial Day: High: 81 Low: 66 Mostly to partly cloudy, breezy.

In Flagstaff, highs are forecast in the low 60s until Monday, when it will drop to around 52.

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. There is a 40% chance of more storms developing after 3pm but those too are expected to be mostly south of I-80 and be strongest near the Kansas border into Northwest Missouri.

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For Payson, expect highs in the low 70s until Monday, when the forecast calls for 64 degrees. Sunday will also be very warm. Tuesday and Wednesday are set to send us back to damp spring days with all-day showers forecast and respective highs of 74 and 86 degrees. This is almost ideal for all outdoor activities including those barbecues and any road races or golf games.

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.

Saturday: Partial sunshine. May shower.

Sunday: Sunshine and clouds. Watching for showers ending early.

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