Memorial Day Weekend usually kicks off the summer season, but this year was a wash-out. Unusually cold temperatures and high winds toppled trees in New Jersey. The wet weather also put a damper on plans for folks in New York City. Checky Beckford reports. Checkey Beckford reports.
Memorial Day weekend kicked off with weather that felt more like winter, with most of the tri-state under a wind advisory on Saturday and a high of just 55 degrees.
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for New York City, northeast New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island until midnight Saturday, as gusts reached up to 50 miles per hour.
Heavy winds likely caused several downed trees in New Jersey.
Frost advisories and freeze watches were also in place for the Hudson Valley and northeast Pennsylvania Saturday and Sunday nights.
The cool temperatures were about 15 degrees below average and occasional showers continued through Saturday.
Sunday should be warmer, with a high of 68, but it will be windy, with gusts of up to 40 mph.
The holiday weekend will likely recover with a sunny and warmer Memorial Day on Monday, when the high is expected at 76, with light winds.
Humid weather returns later in the week, along with the chance of scattered thunderstorms.
Here is your extended forecast through Thursday:
TODAY: Cloudy, windy and cold with occasional showers. Winds gust over 30 mph.
Average High: 73
Average Low: 57
Sunrise: 5:30 a.m.
Sunset: 8:16 p.m.
TONIGHT: Chilly and windy with an early shower, then late clearing.
LOW: 47 Patchy Frost north and west
TOMORROW: Mostly sunny and windy.
MONDAY (MEMORIAL DAY): Mostly sunny and mild.
TUESDAY: Mostly sunny.
WEDNESDAY: A scattered t-storm.
THURSDAY: Partly sunny and hot