So Exactly How Rare is a Sunny Memorial Day Weekend?


Days like today are my absolute favorite: mostly sunny, highs in the low 70s, a slight breeze…honestly, can it get any better? I submit it cannot…well, unless you have really high expectations in which case pipe down and enjoy the weather! 🙂 Actually, I haven’t heard any complaints so far.

So, is this going to continue into the weekend? You better believe it! Scott Sistek of KOMO 4 did some research and tried to find how many times in the last 20 years all 3 days (Sat-Mon) of Memorial Day weekend were completely dry. Turns out, it has only happened 5 times, the last time in 2005 so we’re lucking out!

The forecast for tomorrow calls for a bit more in the way of clouds and cooler temperatures, but overall it will still be a very pleasant day. Highs will be in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

Sunday and  Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday…oh yeah, and Thursday and Friday and into next weekend look pretty similar: mostly, if not all the way, sunny with highs solidly in the 70s.

How does the long range look? Stunning to say the least. More warm, sunny weather on tap for the future! And the good thing is, it doesn’t look too hot or too cold, but juuuuust right! 🙂

Before I go, I feel the need to ask you to heed the National Weather Service’s warning by being careful on the water this weekend. Local rivers and lakes are still very cold and temperatures outside will not exactly be the swimming type. So if you decide to go boating, be safe and just know the dangers of the waters out there during this time of year!

Have a GREAT weekend,

Matthew Leach

Forecasting Kitsap