By Mark Anthony Anderson, Meteorologist
We had a pretty decent Memorial Day weekend. Temperatures were about average over the weekend itself. On Monday, for Memorial Day, showers and some isolated thunderstorms moved into the region.
Of course, last week we had a wet couple of days Tuesday and Wednesday. This system brought anywhere from 1 to 2 inches of rain across a good share of central and west central, and northern Minnesota.
Another system brought some additional rain Thursday night to the region. Temperatures hit the upper 50s and lower 60s on Thursday, which was 10 to 15 degrees cooler than average.
Some lingering showers and thunderstorms fell on Friday. High temps were generally in the mid-to upper 60s across the area.
We should see a couple of nice days on Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures should reach the upper-60s and lower 70s.
The upcoming weekend could see a couple of spotty showers, but temperatures should remain in the low to mid 70s.
Have a great rest of the week.
Weather history: On this date in 1947, snow hit parts of Minnesota. Southern Minnesota, northern Iowa, and parts of Wisconsin reported snow. Anywhere from a dusting on up to an inch of snow were reported in Minnesota, but records show that up to 6 inches of snow fell in parts of Wisconsin.
Weather facts: Macroscale is a “large scale” system that can cover several hundred miles in diameter or more.
MN AT A GLANCE:
Moorhead Low 51 High 70
Duluth Low 47 High 67
Central Minn. Low 52 High 71
Twin Cities Low 57 High 75
Rochester Low 56 High 76
Marshall Low 55 High 75
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy to cloudy, 50% chance of rain, High 71 Low 48 Winds: N 5-15 mph Prec. .10”-.30”
Today’s sunrise: 5:38 a.m.
Today’s sunset: 9:02 p.m.
Normal High: 70
Normal Low: 51
Some scattered showers will be possible for the midweek as an area of low pressure pushes across the state. Look for high pressure to return for Thursday which will bring some quieter conditions. Another system could bring some additional rain by Friday into Saturday along with some isolated thunderstorms.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. High 74 Low 53 Wind: N 5-10 mph Prec. None
Friday: Partly cloudy, 30% chance of showers/t-storms High 77 Low 52 Wind: WSE 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20”