Storm Team 8: Memorial Day weekend travel forecast

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Summer unofficially begins this holiday weekend, though there have already been several summer-like days this year in West Michigan.

Grand Rapids has had eight days at or above 80 degrees in 2021, and both Kalamazoo and Battle Creek have made it to 90 degrees. 

Temperatures won’t be that warm for Memorial Day weekend, but it is shaping up to be a beautiful weekend in Michigan. 

It was a very cold start to Saturday, with temperatures falling into the 30s for much of the area.

Sunshine broke out across the entire state Saturday. Make sure you bring your sunglasses if you’ll be traveling. Temperatures will be cooler than average, but still fairly comfortable. Afternoon highs will reach the low to mid-60s. It won’t be as windy as Friday, but still slightly breezy.

Another unseasonably cold night is expected Saturday night. Look for low temperatures to drop into the mid or upper 30s for much of the area. It will be cold for tent camping or any other outdoor activities late at night.

Central and southern Michigan will return to the low 70s on Sunday. Temperatures in the 60s will be more common for northern lower and the Upper Peninsula. It will be a great day for outdoor activities with dry conditions, comfortable temperatures and sunshine. 

Dry weather will continue into Memorial Day. The only exception will be in the western Upper Peninsula, where a few light rain showers will be possible. Temperatures will generally be in the 60s in the U.P and around 70 degrees across the rest of the state. 

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