Memorial Day Weekend Forecast: Warm, humid and rainy

There’s an elevated risk for strong to severe thunderstorms during the afternoon on Thursday

There’s an elevated risk for strong to severe thunderstorms during the afternoon on Thursday

The forecast for the holiday weekend is not awful.

The Weather Service said the ridge isn't going anywhere for a while. We've moved from early spring weather into an early summer pattern.

Otherwise we'll have plenty of sunshine all three days, with Monday perhaps being the most ideal of the three. This will set us up for a nice day on Saturday, with a blend of clouds and sunshine and mild temperatures. The ridge is bringing in dry, warm air to the region in spades. Temperatures are already in the mid to upper 60s as of 6:40 a.m. and are expected to climb into the 70s later under sunny skies. It's a breezy day with partly to mostly sunny skies.

According to the National Weather Service, it's not out of the question for some areas to see temperatures hit 100 degrees over the weekend.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will mainly affect northeast Oklahoma, and a few of the storms may become severe Friday afternoon into the overnight hours, the NWS states.

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Here' what to expect through Memorial Day. Sunday temperatures are a touch higher and it's back to the muggies. This is almost ideal for all outdoor activities including those barbecues and any road races or golf games.

The storms were expected to begin Friday afternoon into Saturday morning and will be strong enough to possibly create localized flooding. Highs in the mid to upper 60s.

Temperatures ahead of the front will likely top 80 degrees with high humidity and strong southwest winds.

Saturday night - Low around 75. But if the front slows down a little bit, the clouds and showers could linger Sunday morning.

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