Mark Anthony Meteorologist
We had the unofficial kick-off of summer over the weekend. Like so many Memorial Day weekends, we had some showers and thunderstorms in the forecast.
Despite the fact that we are under the coronavirus pandemic, I hope you still had a chance to get out and enjoy some of the weekend and honor those who have fallen for our freedom and also other loved ones.
We should see temperatures above average for Wednesday with highs generally in the upper 70s and even some lower 80s across southern Minnesota.
A weak system is expected to push across the region late Wednesday night into Thursday. Little moisture is expected with this system, but we will see a change in the winds to the northwest and this will pull in a slightly cooler air mass.
A more organized system could move across the Upper Midwest late in the day Sunday which could bring some showers and thunderstorms to the region.
Have a great rest of the week.
Weather history: On this date in 1930 historical data shows that “The Great Empire Builder Tornado” hit northwestern Minnesota. Records show that there was a “direct hit” that derailed a famous train in Norman County.
Weather facts: Did you know that damage paths of tornadoes can be in excess of one mile wide and 50 miles long or even longer. Some tornadoes have even had a length of more than 200 miles.
MN AT A GLANCE:
Moorhead Low 56 High 77
Duluth Low 52 High 74
Central Minn. Low 57 High 78
Twin Cities Low 62 High 82
Marshall Low 61 High 83
Rochester Low 59 High 81
Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 78 Low 60 Winds: SW 10-15 mph Prec. None
Today’s sunrise: 5:39 a.m.
Today’s sunset: 9:01 p.m.
Normal High: 70
Normal Low: 49
Temperatures are projected to be slightly above average for the midweek. Little moisture is expected at this stage along the way. We could see a stray shower on Thursday, but a better chance of showers will arrive late Sunday. Temperatures will be near average for the weekend.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, 20% chance of showers/t-storms. High 73 Low 54 Wind: NW 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.20”
Friday: Partly cloudy. High 70 Low 51 Wind: N 10-15 mph Prec. None
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 71 Low 53 Wind: NE 10-15 mph Prec. None
Sunday: Partly cloudy, 20% chance of showers/t-storms late. High 74 Low 56 Wind: SSE 10-20 mph Prec. Trace-.20”