Looking at the Weather for This Week’s Pride Events

Posted: June 4, 2021 3:16 am

Pride Month Gets Started This Week in Key West with Nice Weather on Tap

June is official Pride Month, giving the LGBTQ community and its supporters the chance to gather together and celebrate. While official Pride Day does not occur until later in the month for most communities, some areas kick off the month-long celebration during the first week of June. Here is what the weather has in store this week for some of the nation’s first Pride celebrations of June.

Key West, Florida: Key West has always been a haven for the LGBTQ community, making it no surprise that this idyllic Florida paradise also starts off Pride Month with a bang. The celebration began on June 2 but continues through June 6. This year’s event features a mix of indoor and outdoor events. The weather looks to be mostly favorable this week.

As is always the case with Florida, attendees need to be prepared for the stray afternoon shower or thunderstorm. However, there are no widespread rain events in the forecast.

Temperatures are expected to be in the 80s with the warmer weather coming over the weekend. Humidity levels may be on the high side. Be sure to bring along plenty of water and sunscreen for all of the outdoor festivities.

Middletown, Connecticut: The popular 2021 Middletown Pride Showcase will encompass two primary events this year with one on Saturday and one on Sunday. Both events are scheduled for the afternoon hours during the heat of the day. Temperatures will be above normal for southern New England, potentially catching some attendees off guard.

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The high temperature on Saturday is predicted to soar into the upper 80s, a swing of about 10 to 15 degrees above normal for early June. The temperature will increase even further on Sunday as a heatwave sets in across the northern tier of the nation. Middletown may see a high of 90 degrees or more on Sunday as the heat starts to make its presence known.

Provincetown, Massachusetts: Provincetown Pride kicks off on Friday, June 4, and continues through the weekend. This event will take place on the northern tip of Cape Cod. The weather for the first day of the celebration looks a little dicey with rain pushing into the East Coast to close out the week. In addition to sporadic rainfall, the area needs to be ready for the chance of severe thunderstorms.

The good news is that dry weather will set up on Saturday and Sunday, providing better conditions for the outdoor revelry. Although the temperatures will struggle to get out of the 60s on Friday, the mercury will rise into the mid-70s by the weekend.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The weekend celebration of Pride events in Pittsburgh will get started on Friday and continue through Sunday. Like Provincetown, the greatest likelihood of rain will come on Friday with the chance of isolated thunderstorms in the forecast for Pittsburgh. The temperatures will also increase over the weekend as high pressure begins to build in the region.

Saturday afternoon’s Pittsburgh Pride Revolution March looks to showcase great weather with mild humidity levels and abundant sunshine. Highs in the mid-80s are expected for both Saturday and Sunday in the Pittsburgh area.