Memorial Weekend Forecast: Weather perfection

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Webcam from Fall Lake near Ely shows great weather, blue water and a red winged blackbird getting some “face time.”

This is the kind of weekend the Minnesota Department of Tourism dreams of. No matter where you are in Minnesota, the weather pattern this Memorial Day weekend looks nearly perfect. Let’s break down the forecast for the big holiday weekend.

Friday: If you’re fortunate enough to head out of town, up to the lake, or just enjoy the back yard, Friday should be a stunning May day in Minnesota.

Sky: Bright sun. Big (just past full) moon rises in the southeast at about 10pm.

Temps: 80s statewide, except upper 60s along the North Shore.

Wind: South 5-15 mph.

Saturday: Another perfect 10.

Sky: Mostly sunny. Moonrise 10:50pm (metro)

Temps: 80s again statewide, 70 along the North Shore.

Wind: S-SW 5-15 mph.

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Sunday: This will be the changeable day as a cool front slides through from west to east.

Sky: Mixed clouds and sun. 1-2 hours of scattered showers passing from west to east.

Temps: 70s statewide

Wind: SE-S shifting to NW 5-15 mph.

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Memorial Day: Breezy to windy and cooler… but dry to close the weekend.

Sky: Mostly sunny, with a few fair weather cumuli forming PM.

Temps: 70s south, upper 60s north.

Wind: West building to 15-25 mph by afternoon. Choppy lakes by Monday PM.

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Here are some quick forecast options to pinoint the forecast for your favorite location this weekend.

Twin Cities NWS

Duluth NWS

Grand Forks NWS

La Crosse NWS

Sioux Falls NWS



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