Memorial Day 2023: Journey ideas, climate forecast and extra

Memorial Day 2023: Journey ideas, climate forecast and extra

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial begin of summer time right here in Southern New England.

Whether or not you’re hitting the street, internet hosting a barbecue or attending an occasion, this information has the whole lot it’s essential plan forward.

Soar to a bit: Journey Ideas | Climate Forecast | Seaside Data | Native Occasions


AAA’s forecast exhibits that regardless of rising inflation, journey continues to rebound from the pandemic. AAA expects roughly 42.3 million Individuals will journey between Thursday and Monday, just a few hundred thousand fewer than in Could 2019.

Memorial Day 2023: Journey ideas, climate forecast and extra

Nearly all of these vacationers (37 million) can be doing so by automotive, based on AAA, whereas greater than 3 million individuals are anticipated to fly and almost 2 million will journey by practice and different strategies. AAA says it could possibly be the busiest Memorial Day weekend at airports since 2005.

Fuel costs have come down barely in current weeks, averaging $3.40 per gallon in Rhode Island and $3.43 in Massachusetts. The nationwide common is barely larger at $3.54 per gallon.

Listed here are the perfect and worst instances to journey by automotive, based on AAA:

Date Finest Time Worst Time
Thursday, Could 25 Earlier than 1 p.m. 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, Could 26 Earlier than 12 p.m. 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, Could 27 Minimal site visitors anticipated Minimal site visitors anticipated
Sunday, Could 28 Minimal site visitors anticipated Minimal site visitors anticipated
Monday, Could 29 Earlier than 10 a.m. 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Could 30 Earlier than 2 p.m., After 6 p.m. 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Pinpoint Site visitors: Interactive Map, Dwell Cameras & Alerts »


Whereas we’re nonetheless a pair days out, the present forecast is trying favorable for the vacation weekend. Friday via Monday appears to be like largely sunny and dry, with highs within the higher 60s on Friday and the low to mid-70s for the rest of the vacation weekend.

Stick with 12 Information all through the week as our group of meteorologists refines their vacation forecast.

Soar to a bit: Journey Ideas | Climate Forecast | Seaside Data | Native Occasions


Memorial Day is the beginning of seashore season in Rhode Island, with most state seashores opening absolutely.

The exception this 12 months is Scarborough South which is slated to open day by day beginning Father’s Day weekend, however that would change resulting from seasonal staffing, based on the DEM.

Avid beachgoers can register for a season parking cross on-line, which can be utilized in any respect eight state seashores. The passes price $30 for residents, $15 for senior residents, $60 for non-residents, and $30 for senior non-residents. Residency is predicated on the registration of the car getting used.

Ocean, Bay & Seaside // A have a look at the situations by the coast »


On Memorial Day, we pay tribute to the women and men who’ve died defending our freedom.

Ceremonies to honor our fallen service members can be held round Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts this weekend, together with parades and different occasions.

LIST: Memorial Day ceremonies, parades and different occasions »