Quad Cities Memorial Day Weekend Could Start Off Cool
Memorial Day weekend is normally the unofficial kickoff to summer. And when you think summer, you think of pools, the sun, boating on the Mississippi River, and especially, warm weather. Because it's the Quad Cities and we are in the Midwest, warm weather isn't always guaranteed, even to kickoff summer.
The start of Memorial Day weekend this year may bring cool temperatures which will continue to make you guess why you still live here.
Mother Nature is at is again. To start the long Memorial Day weekend, temps are expected to cool off, especially on Friday. How cool can it get? It depends on what source you are looking at.
As of Monday, The Weather Channel is reporting that the high for the Quad Cities could only get to 58° with cloudy skies all day. Saturday is looking a little better with a high near 68° and partly cloudy skies. Sunday temps creep back up into the 70's with a predicted high of 74°. Memorial Day looks to be a little wet in the morning with a 30% chance of rain and a high of 75°.
Even though The Weather Channel is predicting highs in the upper 50's on Friday, there is hope in other forecasts.
The National Weather Service (NWS) of the Quad Cities is thinking to may be a tad warmer on Friday that the Weather Channel. This is the NWS of the Quad Cities' current forecast as of Monday:
- A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 66.
- Friday Night
- Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.
- Mostly sunny, with a high near 71.
- Saturday Night
- Mostly clear, with a low around 54.
- Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
If we can break into the mid-to-upper 60's on Friday, I wouldn't be upset with that. If we see any high temperature that starts with a 5, excuse me while I pack my bags and get out of here!
Let's hope The Weather Channel is wrong on this one.