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Memorial Day is bringing the summer heat

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Posted at 12:38 PM, May 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-26 12:38:23-04

Memorial Day is commonly referred to as the unofficial start to summer, but it looks like that'll hold true for most of the country this time.

Temperatures are already beginning to warm up across most of the country. The Northeast and the Northern Plains are experiencing some much warmer temperatures than normal for this time of year. It's only in the Rocky Mountains and the Southwest where temperatures are a little on the cool side.

This trend is only going to continue as the month of May comes to an end and June begins. Temperature anomalies are expected to make a big jump on both coasts.

By the end of the weekend, temperatures will be well above average on either side of the country. It only remains cooler than usual in the Southern Plains.

From there, the warm air will continue to flow toward the middle of the country. By the first week of June, nearly everyone will get to experience some of the summer-like warmth. The only exception looks like it'll be Texas.

During hot days, remember to drink plenty of water, wear loose fitting clothing, and take plenty of breaks inside the air conditioning.

And before anyone begins to complain it's too hot, here's a video about lake effect snow with some very cold, snowy images: