Mark Anthony Meteorologist
Much of Minnesota had a nice day on Sunday, but most of southern Minnesota had showers and even a few thunderstorms. Portions of southern Minnesota picked up 1-3 inches of rain on Sunday. The heaviest rain was reported around Mankato and New Ulm where about 3 inches of rain fell.
After some lingering rain early Monday across southern Minnesota, drier weather worked its way back into Minnesota statewide. This allowed for a clearing sky as high pressure settled in across the area.
On Monday, most of the region saw some sunshine with highs in the mid- to upper-60s and lower 70s. The wind remained breezy out of the ENE at 15 to 25 mph.
We will continue to see some summer-like temperatures for the rest of the week. On Wednesday, expect a mix of cloud and sun with highs in the 70s.
Some showers and thunderstorms will be possible late Thursday night and stay with us into Memorial Day weekend. Some lower 80s will be possible by this weekend. With this being Memorial Day weekend upcoming, we usually can anticipate some rainy weather along the way.
By the way, enjoy Memorial Day weekend as we salute those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
Weather history: On this date in 1892 historical records show that a “very late season snowfall hits central Minnesota.” In the Twin Cities, it was “one of the latest widespread snowfalls in Minnesota.”
Weather facts: Did you know that the average thunderstorm reaches an altitude of 40,000 to 60,000 feet? Some of the stronger thunderstorms can reach as high as 75,000 feet.
MN AT A GLANCE:
Moorhead Low 57 High 74
Duluth Low 50 High 69
Central Minn. Low 58 High 75
Twin Cities Low 62 High 77
Marshall Low 62 High 78
Rochester Low 63 High 76
Wednesday: A mix of clouds and sun. High 75 Low 59 Winds: SE 10-20 mph Prec. None
Today’s sunrise: 5:45 a.m.
Today’s sunset: 8:53 p.m.
Normal High: 69
Normal Low: 47
Temperatures will be warmer for the midweek and towards Memorial Day weekend. We should be well into the 70s with some 80s possible by Saturday. Some showers and thunderstorms will be possible along the way.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, 20% chance of showers/t-storms late. High 74 Low 60 Wind: SSE 15-25 mph Prec. Trace-.20”
Friday: Mostly cloudy to cloudy, 80% chance of showers/t-storms. High 72 Low 59 Wind: SSE 10-20 mph Prec. .20”-.70:
Saturday: Partly cloudy, 20% chance of rain early. High 80 Low 64 Wind: SE 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20”
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, 50% chance of showers/t-storms. High 76 Low 59 Wind: S 10-15 mph Prec. .20”-.80”