WEATHER THIS WEEK: Friday, 5/26 – Thursday, 6/1

Your weekly forecast by Zachary Jacomowitz 

Hello, Rockland County! Memorial Day Weekend is upon us, and with that said, numerous towns and villages are having outdoors observances throughout the weekend, so let’s get right to the forecast.

For Friday, you can expect unsettled conditions with the chance for showers throughout the day. You can thank an area of low pressure moving off the New England coast for these showers. Highs will reach the mid to upper 60s. On Saturday, after a morning low near 60°, we dry out with a mixture of sun and clouds. High temperatures will top out near 75°. The clouds do look to return for Sunday, as a low pressure system moves off to our south. This will introduce the chance for showers again, especially during the later afternoon and evening hours. Highs will be in the low 70s.

Memorial Day Monday will feature partly to mostly cloudy skies with the chance for a shower or thunderstorm perhaps. It will be humid with highs in the low 80s. Overall, though, I think outdoor observances and parades, such as the Suffern Memorial Day Parade, will be a go. Tuesday will be similar to Monday, except it’ll be a bit cooler, with highs in the low to mid-70s. There is a slight chance for a rain shower. Wednesday morning will be cool, with lows in the 50s. The afternoon high should top out around 70°. The similar theme persists; the chance for showers to exist as a front will be near the area. High pressure arrives for Thursday, leading to dry conditions and highs in the low 70s.

Memorial Day is a time to thank those brave men and women who served and also who payed the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom. I’m sure all of Rockland County joins me in saying “thank you.” Have a wonderful weekend.