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Published: Sat, May 27, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Memorial Day weekend weather in NYC will be mostly rainy, forecasters say

Memorial Day weekend weather in NYC will be mostly rainy, forecasters say

The western states however, will sit under a dome of high pressure with dry sunny weather conditions overall.

Low temperatures in a smaller range of upper 50s to lower 60s.

Temperatures both days will reach the mid- to upper 60s along the coastline and into the lower 70s inland.

Saturday, Partly sunny skies, with a high near 77. Northeast wind 5 to 7 miles per hour becoming west in the evening. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. High temperatures should stay comfortable in the upper 70s to low 80s. Northwest wind 7 to 9 miles per hour.

"Low pressure will deepen south of the our area today, and track right over are tonight", forecasters say. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Saturday will likely feature more clouds than sun and should be dry (some models indicate a chance for some rain at night). Ahead of that system, we could see sufficient conditions to kick off some scattered thunderstorms on Saturday; the NWS is now forecasting a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms during the day on Saturday, increasing to 50 percent Saturday night.

Across the Country: More showers are expected from the Great Lakes and the Ohio River Valley across the Appalachians into the lower Mississippi River Valley and Texas. A 20% chance of an afternoon shower thunderstorm.

Sunday, May 28 - Sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY.Mostly clear.

We have highs in 70s for most of the week ahead.

Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Thunderstorm chances will remain high through Monday.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 73.

Memorial Day. The day will start off wet as the overnight rain clears out around mid-morning. High near 59. East wind 8 to 10 miles per hour. Southwest wind 7 to 9 miles per hour. West wind 8 to 10 miles per hour. The Storm Prediction Center has the entire WPXI-TV viewing area in a general risk for storms, but no widespread severe weather is expected at this time.

Monday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 9pm.

Friday: A slight chance of showers. Temperatures will climb into the mid 60s.

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