Memorial Day weekend has arrived. Many see this weekend as the unofficial start of summer. If you follow up, summer officially starts on June 20e. The long-awaited long weekend is a time to reflect on the fallen men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives fighting for this country. It is often confused with Veterans Day, a day in which we honor all who have served and are serving this country today.
With the mask’s mandate lifted and businesses allowed to operate at 100% starting tomorrow, this weekend will be a lot different than the last Memorial Day. Gates will be lit all over the Berkshires, some vacationers will hook up the motorhome and tie the bikes to the back of the van, the captains will be behind the wheel to maneuver family and friends around their local lake. All good plans except for this unpredictable factor… the weather.
Mother Nature might not fully cooperate with your plans this weekend as the Berkshires will receive rain showers on Saturday and Sunday. Some clearance is expected on Memorial Day Monday. Although showers are expected, there may be enough breaks to do some of your outdoor activities. Whatever the weather, we should all feel a sense of relief and freedom with the restrictions being lifted on Saturday.
Below is the long range forecast for Berkshire from the National Weather Service …
A slight risk of watering between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m., then a risk of rain after 1 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 57. Wind north around 6 mph. The risk of precipitation is 40%. Further precipitation is possible between a tenth and a quarter of an inch.
Rain. Low around 41. Wind east 6 to 13 mph. The risk of precipitation is 80%. Further precipitation is possible between one-half and three-quarters of an inch.
Rain likely, mainly before 9am. Cloudy, with a high near 50. Wind east around 15 mph. The risk of precipitation is 60%. Further precipitation is possible between a tenth and a quarter of an inch.
A slight possibility of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Wind northeast 8 to 13 mph. The risk of precipitation is 20%.
Rain likely, mainly after 2 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. Wind northeast around 9 mph. The risk of precipitation is 60%. Further precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are possible.
Rain likely before 8:00 p.m., then showers likely, mainly between 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. Mainly cloudy, with a low around 44. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Further precipitation is possible between a tenth and a quarter of an inch.
Possibility of showers before 8 am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Partly sunny, with a high near 73.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
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