Memorial Day brings more scattered showers and storms, along with plenty of dry breaks through the day. Warm weather means a few more parts of Minnesota could see their first 80s of the year.
Monday is starting off mild, with temperatures in the 50s and 60s and high humidity plus light winds have contributed to widespread areas of fog. Fog will lift through the morning and temperatures make it into the 70s and 80s by afternoon, which is 5 to 10 degrees above average.
For the Twin Cities, Monday afternoon may finally bring the first 80 of the season, which is about three weeks later than average. It’s especially unusual given that many northern parts of the state have already hit 80, including International Falls getting to 80 or above three times last week.
Scattered showers and storms are possible through the day, in fact southeastern Minnesota is already seeing showers and storms Monday morning.
That is also the part of the state that could see isolated stronger storms later into the afternoon or evening, with wind and hail being the primary risk.
While spotty showers and storms are possible through the day, the majority of the state stays dry and mostly cloudy through much of Memorial Day, with the best chance for showers and storms coming in the late afternoon and evening hours. Most of Minnesota receives a quarter inch or less of new precipitation through Monday, with the southern edge of the state possibly seeing slightly higher amounts, especially in any spots that see storms.
Minnesota likely sees additional showers and storms Tuesday, that extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.
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