Memorial Day 2020 Weather Forecast: New York City, California, Texas To See Warm Temperatures, Sun

For the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, weather forecasters are predicting varying weather patterns across areas of the U.S.

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer for people across the U.S., and weather forecasts are an integral part to the weekend planning.

According to AccuWeather forecasters, dry and warm weather is expected across areas in the Northeast as well as parts of the west coast. Earlier this week a severe storm system impacted parts of Michigan, causing flooding rain and dam failures. This same storm system is currently moving over areas in the Northeast but is expected to move past before Memorial Day.

"The slow-moving storm threatening North Carolina and Virginia with flooding is expected to crawl northward and spoil the start of the holiday weekend in the mid-Atlantic and southern New England with showers and thunderstorms," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said. "However, drier weather will dominate for Sunday and Memorial Day."

AccuWeather forecasters are predicting temperatures in the 70s for the upcoming holiday in areas like New York and New England. According to National Weather Service meteorologist Tim Morrin, Saturday, Sunday and Monday are expected to bring "summer-like conditions," in New York City.

Forecasters are predicting a similar situation for California with mainly warm and dry weather.

According to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dave Samuhel, California will start the weekend with near-normal temperatures, but "then build to 5-10 degrees above normal" by Memorial Day.

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A man fishes on the beach at Long Beach, New York May 22, 2020, as people get started on the Memorial Day weekend. Timothy A. Clary/Getty

In Los Angeles, temperatures could reach 90 degrees for Monday, while areas in the Central Valley could hit the 100-degree mark.

While weather along the coasts is expected to allow for outdoor activities for Memorial Day, the situation is much different in areas across the Southeast and Great Plains.

According to AccuWeather forecasters, temperatures are expected to be in the 80s to 90s for states like Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Despite the high temperatures, the humid air across the Great Plains is likely to cause severe thunderstorms in North Dakota, Nebraska and even parts of Texas.

"With a strong cold front moving into the warmth and humidity that will have built up across the Plains, there is the potential for widespread severe thunderstorms on Sunday from Iowa to western Texas," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Jack Boston said.

Boston added that while areas in the Great Plains should expect potentially damaging storms, there will be phases of dry and warmer weather.

"There will still be plenty of dry time for people to get outside and enjoy some of their holiday weekend, with social distancing of course," Boston said.

Newsweek reached out to AccuWeather and The Weather Channel to comment on the weekend's forecast but did not receive a response in time for publication.