Memorial Day Weekend won't be a total washout. Occasional thunderstorms can be expected through the middle of next week, but there will also be some dry periods as well. Best chance for rain will be Saturday and then again Monday night into Wednesday. An isolated severe thunderstorm cannot be ruled out otherwise locally heavy rain will be a primary threat. Luckily we have Sunday and Memorial Day Monday remaining mostly dry.
Twin Cities will receive over an inch of rain by Memorial Day. Prior to this weekend the area rainfall was below normal. Will heavy rain at times this weekend, the month will likely end near normal if not slightly above normal with precipitation. Hard to believe that will all the rain recently that the latest drought monitor has put northern/western Minnesota within abnormally dry conditions.
Temperatures remain about 5-10 degrees above normal in the short-term forecast otherwise remaining rather steady over the next 16 days. Interestingly enough, cities that have reached 90 degrees in 2016 include Minneapolis, La Crosse, and Hartford, CT. Those that have not: Birmingham, Atlanta, and Charlotte.
Summer brings warm afternoons perfect for biking, but the summer heat and humidity can also spark thunderstorms and severe weather. Be prepared for any type of adverse weather headed your way with Aeris Pulse.
NWS Twin Cities Weather Story