Memorial Day weekend forecast

Posted May 24, 2017

A cold front will track through the Mid-South in the late evening/overnight bringing in scattered rain showers and possibly a few rumbles of thunder.

A cold front will drop down from the north on Tuesday and stall over central North Carolina.

After some morning showers, there will be a "window of opportunity" for green flag racing Sunday afternoon. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. It will be dry on Friday with mostly sunny skies. The high will be 75, winds will be southeast 10 to 15 miles per hour. Expecting partly cloudy skies with highs rebounding into the upper 60s to near 70 degrees south and upper 60s north. Saturday will be the pick of the weekend. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.

We'll clear out for a time Wednesday night, but it's short-lived. Winds will be light from the northeast.

After the early rain, we could still fire off a few heavy thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon, though coverage is likely not to be as widespread.

The forecast may look a bit unnerving with rain chances almost every day, but no wash-outs or all day long rains are expected. Sunday night, howers and thunderstorms likely. The high will be 76; after a morning low of 62. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

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Tuesday night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7 p.m., then a slight chance of showers between 7 and 8 p.m.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Cloudy, with a high near 72. The high will be near 78.

Thursday: Mostly Cloudy. Scattered Showers/Storms (60%).

High Temperatures: Above-average warmth will expand in the West to include the Great Basin and interior parts of California.

According to, there is a chance for thunderstorms again on Memorial Day.