After cool temps on Friday and Saturday, we are due for a temperature rebound.

Sunday high temperatures will warm into the mid 70s over central Minnesota, with some upper 70s over the south:

A few spots in southwestern Minnesota could touch 80 degrees.

Upper 60s to lower 70s are expected over northeastern Minnesota.

Highs on Memorial Day will be even warmer:

Rain chances

Scattered showers will continue through much of today (Sunday) over northeastern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin. Elsewhere in Minnesota, including the Twin Cities, there is a chance of a shower or isolated thunderstorm today and tonight.

The best chance of severe weather today and tonight will be over Texas and Oklahoma, where the Storm Prediction Center of the National Weather Service indicates a slight risk of severe weather:

Storm Prediction Center/National Weather Service

The next low pressure system could bring some showers and thunderstorms to western Minnesota by Monday evening, but most of Memorial Day should be rain-free with some sunshine.

Rain spreads over Minnesota Monday night, and periods of showers and thunderstorms are likely on Tuesday:


Some strong thunderstorms will be possible on Tuesday, so check later updates if you have outdoor plans.

Fascinating 7 days

I like to look at the entire North American satellite picture before I zero in on our local weather. Here is the view this morning, showing clouds pulling away, and some sunshine upstream:

NOAA via Space Science and Engineering Center/University of Wisconsin-Madison

I encourage you to look at the satellite loop of the past 7 days, which can always be found here.

The current 7 day satellite loop shows waves of thunderstorms erupting each day over the central U.S., due to an almost stationary upper level low pressure system. I’ve found that the best way to appreciate the 7 day replay is to focus on one specific spot at a time.  Kansas had an impressive series of thunderstorm flare-ups this past week.  We’ve also seen a series of thunderstorm events in the Upper Midwest.

Give the 7 day satellite loop a look, but beware…it could be habit forming!

I hope that you enjoy the rest of your Memorial Day weekend!