Cooler temperatures could affect weekend
BULLHEAD CITY — Memorial Day weekend is the traditional — but unofficial — start of summer.
Someone forgot to tell that to Mother Nature.
Cooler-than-normal temperatures will greet residents and visitors this weekend in the Tri-state.
Overnight lows in the 50s were reported Thursday morning in Bullhead City, Laughlin, Needles and Lake Havasu City — with a chilly 44 reported in Kingman. The National Weather Service predicted temperatures will be warmer today and even warmer Saturday but won’t be typical for this time of year.
The forecast for Bullhead City/Laughlin and surrounding locations calls for a high of around 88 today and 93 on Saturday with highs dipping into the lower 80s Sunday and around 80 on Memorial Day.
That could put a chill on some plans during the first three-day holiday weekend of the season, especially for activities on the river or Lake Mohave. The water temperature at Lake Mohave remains in the 60s.
Overnight lows are expected to be around 60 tonight, in the low- to mid-60s on Saturday then in the upper 50s both Sunday and Monday nights.
Temperatures are expected to return to the 90s by midweek, according to the National Weather Service’s Las Vegas bureau.