Clouds, fog, and occasional wet weather for Memorial Day

Temperatures remain above average

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’s forecast

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.

weather graphic
Monday high temperatures
National Weather Service

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. 

weather graphic
7:13 a.m. Monday radar
National Weather Service

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.

weather graphic
Marginal severe weather risk
National Weather Service

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. 

weather graphic
Forecast precipitation through Monday
Pivotal Weather

Minnesota likely sees additional showers and storms Tuesday, that extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.

Programming note

You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:48 a.m. Monday through Friday morning.

Before you go...

MPR News is dedicated to bringing you clarity in coverage from our reporters across the state, stories that connect us, and conversations that provide perspectives when we need it most. We rely on your help to do this. Your donation has the power to keep MPR News strong and accessible to all during this crisis and beyond.