A lovely May day

Today’s weather is about the way you would draw it up for this time of year. Temperatures will be close to seasonal normals. Low dew points and a bit of a breeze will make it feel a little on the cool side in the shade.

A few fair weather cumulus clouds formed this morning to decorate the sky in southern Minnesota. High clouds will mute the sunshine a tad this afternoon.


mid morning visible satellite image

Source: NOAA/College of Dupage

Thursday will be one of the nicest days of the month of May. Temperatures are expected to climb into the 70s by mid afternoon.

A frontal system swings through the upper Midwest Thursday night and Friday. Here’s the NAM output for accumulated precipitation from near daybreak on Friday to late afternoon.


Source: Twisterdata.com

The weekend promises to be delightful for planting the annuals. A mild and mostly dry weather pattern looks to be shaping up for next week.

Temperature outlook next week –odds favor above normal temperatures for Minnesota:


Source: NOAA

Next week’s precipitation outlook — odds favor below normal for our region:


Source: NOAA

Craig Edwards

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