Your Memorial Day holiday weekend is shaping up to feature some spectacular weather, as cool Canadian high pressure drifts from Manitoba toward Quebec by late in the weekend. This weather pattern will give us lots of sunshine each day, with moderating temperatures, while also delivering clear and chilly nights. Here is a quick look at the highlights:
Below is a look at current forecast low temperatures the next few nights:
So, how rare are these cold conditions this time of year? The short answer is "not very," as many long term Michiganders can attest. As can be seen in the maps below, much of northern Michigan typically sees its final springtime temperatures around 32°F during the period of May 21-31st, right on schedule with our expected late week cold snap. Readings into the 20s are a little more rare this time of year but certainly not uncommon.
To see additional freeze information, please refer to the Midwestern Regional Climate Center freeze maps.
Also, be sure to view our latest Hazardous Weather Briefing for all the latest details directly from local NWS meteorologists.