Memorial Day extremes in the East

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Established after the Civil War to honor soldiers who died in conflict, the holiday that was originally Decoration Day was renamed Memorial Day in 1971. At that time it became a national holiday to be observed on the last Monday of May. In Greenville, the hottest Memorial Day was in 1982 when the mercury reached 95. The coolest was in 1926 when the temperature dropped to 41. The wettest Memorial Day was in 1929 when 2.4 inches of rain fell. This year, expect a hot day with highs near 90 along with the chance for some…