As a kid growing up in McAlester, I remember how upset I would be that it would rain EVERY Memorial Day!
Being of Italian heritage the thing to do every Memorial Day weekend would be to attend the Italian Festival. Every year I can remember, there was a threat of rain or it would rain “cats and dogs”. The Italian Festival was a fun time as a kid, carnival rides and FOOD.
As I got older and moved away, I would still try to visit the festival, but the thing to do was and still is, go to the lake. I grew up on Lake Eufaula. My dad knows that lake like the back of his hand. We fish, ski, swim and have great fellowship at the lake.
So, I know how disappointed many of you are about this weather we are having. But keep in mind, I have seen worse. I have seen severe storms and very heavy flooding rainfall. Much more than the flooding across southern portions of the state the past couple of days.
I still believe that this Memorial Day is not a complete washout like some of those in the past. Enjoy the holiday the best way you can. Sure, you are going to have to dodge rain, but then again I have seen much worse.
Keep in mind:
Flash Flood Watch until 6pm for South Central Oklahoma. High temperatures will range from the mid 70s to low 80s. Wind from the South at 10-20mph. The best places for rain will be along the I-35 cooridor and especially east. It will not rain everywhere all the time!
Take care and be safe,
Prof. Steve Carano
P.S. Also, don’t forget to remember those vets and those serving currently. I miss my grandfathers, both have passesd and served World War II.