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Memorial Day Weekend forecast

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - With Memorial Day weekend right around the corner, outdoor events are always the place to be for the unofficial start to summer, whether it's on land on on the water.  From celebrating South Bend's 150th Birthday, to South Bend Cubs games, to an Art & Wine Festival in Berrien Springs, to annual Memorial Day parades to show thanks to all of our Veterans (including, but not limited to South Bend's 92nd Annual Westside Memorial Day Parade), this weekend is jam-packed with activities to please the whole family in the comfort of the great outdoors of Michiana.  So the question is: will the weather cooperate?  Will it feel summer-like on this unofficial start to the season?

Compared to the mid-May chill that enveloped the area earlier this week, this weekend will see a much-needed warm-up back to normal temperatures by Saturday.  Friday will see one last push of some cooler air as a cold front exits the area. High pressure then builds in behind it, which means plenty of sunshine that will be out in full force from Friday through Sunday afternoon (don't forget the SPF!).  Clouds sweep into the area mid-Sunday ahead of the next system that will be bringing rain potential late Sunday night.  Clouds continue to linger over the region with scattered showers and even a couple rumbles of thunder in the afternoon for Memorial Day Monday.  At least temperatures will remain on the warmer side, especially Monday morning for the start of Memorial Day parades.  Temperatures start out in the mid-60's and eventually warm-up into the upper 70's by the afternoon.  

Stay with ABC 57 News for continuing coverage of Memorial Day events and updates on your forecast from your ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather Team throughout the weekend and dodge the showers and thunderstorms from the ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather App on your smartphone.    

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