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U.S. braces for extreme temperatures over Memorial Day weekend

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It’ll be hot in the West and chilly in the East for Memorial Day weekend. CBS New York chief weathercaster Lonnie Quinn has the holiday forecast.

Video Transcript

- The Memorial Day weekend may mean sweaters instead of sunscreen for millions. Let's get the holiday forecast from CBS's Lonnie Quinn. Lonnie, what can you tell us?

- You're right, it's going to feel more like the kickoff to the fall season as opposed to the unofficial kickoff the summer. I mean, let's take a look at the radar picture right now, because, here's the deal. And we have rough weather in Texas. You have a line of rain anywhere from let's say like, around Atlanta, all the way up into the Northeast. So, you're going to get a wet situation tonight anywhere from portions of Georgia well up into New York state.

It's wet tonight, it's cold tomorrow. Look at some of these numbers, these are high temperatures. Worcester, Massachusetts, tomorrow, 48 degrees? And it's not just being close to the ocean you go well inland, Lexington, Kentucky, is only 55 degrees for a high temperature on Sunday. Philadelphia, I want to highlight your area. You've got a rainy Sunday. I think top to bottom, Sunday, you're dealing with rain and it's only 57 degrees.

Monday is going to be the day where you get the best weather for the Northeast. Temperatures will be in the 70s and the portion of a sunny/cloud mix overhead.

Big time heat, look at this. Out West you're kicking off a three day heat wave. You've got 105 in Sacramento, 108 in Redding. That's a three day span of 100 plus temperatures. So one extreme to the other. Major, it's all yours.

- Lonnie Quinn with the extremes, we thank you.