The weekend is expected to get even hotter, with an at-record temperature of 96 degrees on Saturday and 95 on Sunday.
The storms were expected to begin Friday afternoon into Saturday morning and will be strong enough to possibly create localized flooding.
This weekend is the final full weekend of meteorological spring. This will set us up for a nice day on Saturday, with a blend of clouds and sunshine and mild temperatures.
The warmest Memorial Day happened past year when temperatures reached 95 degrees, according to the weather service.
Highs Thursday reach into the 60s and lower 70s.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms will mainly affect northeast Oklahoma, and a few of the storms may become severe Friday afternoon into the overnight hours, the NWS states.
Saturday will be quite sunny. It should remain dry through Sunday, but there's a chance for showers Monday north of Interstate 40.
Thursday and Friday bring pleasant temps and a chance of showers. Highs in the mid to upper 60s.
For Payson, expect highs in the low 70s until Monday, when the forecast calls for 64 degrees.
Saturday features a lot of sunshine.
By Memorial Day, we will be dry and not as warm and humid.
Sunday night - Increasing clouds.
The threat of late afternoon thunderstorms returns to the D.C. region on Thursday as warmer temperatures climb back into the upper 80s.
And while the roads have cleared up, the Arizona Department of Transportation said drivers still need to buckle up and be mindful of their speed, as there were seven fatal crashes on Arizona roadways last Memorial Day weekend.