A cool Mother's Day, but dry in most areas

Breezy by afternoon

Our average May 9 high temp is 68 degrees in the Twin Cities. Parts of the metro area could creep slightly above 60 this afternoon. Mother’s Day highs will be in the 50s across much of Minnesota, with some lower 60s in far southern Minnesota and parts of western Wisconsin:

Sunday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Portions of northeastern Minnesota will top out in the upper 40s.

Sunday afternoon wind gusts will be mainly in the 13-18 mph range:

Sunday 1 p.m. forecast wind gusts
National Weather Service

Plotted gusts are in knots, with 13 knots equal to 15 mph. Gusts could top 20 mph in parts of northwestern Minnesota.

Shower chance?

A few scattered showers are possible Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening in northeastern Minnesota and far southern Minnesota, as well as portions of western Wisconsin.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale (NAM) forecast model shows the potential precipitation pattern Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening:

Simulated radar Sunday afternoon and evening
NOAA, via Tropicaltidbits.com

This forecast model indicates that there could be a few flakes mixed with any rain showers that develop over northeastern Minnesota this afternoon and evening.

It looks like a dry Mother’s Day in the Twin Cities metro area.

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This Updraft blog will be updated around 10:15 a.m. with a look at the week ahead.

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