The skies this weekend might be dark and cloudy, but across the region spirits will be high as the traditional start of the tourism season arrives with the Memorial Day weekend.
The forecast for Saturday calls for cloudy skies and light wind, with highs in the upper 60s, while Sunday grows cloudier through the afternoon and evening, with thunderstorms likely Sunday night.
Come Monday, when most area towns have their annual Memorial Day parades and ceremonies planned, the chance of rain is 40 percent, with scattered thunderstorms possible and highs in the mid-70s.
The first big kickoff to the season in Canandaigua happens Saturday, with the opening of Kershaw Beach. Daily admission to the beach area for non-residents of the city is $5 per adult, $2 per child ages 6-18 and no charge for children under 6. Non-resident season passes cost $60 per adult and $40 per child. City of Canandaigua residents may purchase resident tags for $1 per person at the park by showing proof of residency.