Memorial Day weekend weather: Dry and pleasant

Comfortable dew points

Thursday in St. Paul
Ron Trenda | MPR News

We’re enjoying a sun-splashed Thursday, and dry weather is expected through Memorial Day weekend.

No rain in sight

A nearby surface high-pressure system and ridging aloft will keep Minnesota and Wisconsin dry for several days.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s North American Mesoscale (NAM) forecast model shows the surface pressure pattern and the potential rain pattern from 4 a.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday:

Simulated radar from 4 a.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday
NOAA, via

Memorial Day is also looking dry in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

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The average May 27 Twin Cities high temperature is 73 degrees. Metro area highs are expected to be around 80 degrees this Saturday. Much of Minnesota will have Saturday highs in the 80s, with mainly 70s in northeastern and southeastern Minnesota plus western Wisconsin:

Saturday forecast highs
National Weather Service

There could be some upper 60s near Grand Marais on Minnesota’s North Shore.

Sunday highs reach the 80s in most areas, with 70s near Lake Superior:

Sunday forecast highs
National Weather Service

Memorial Day highs will rise well into the 80s in most locations:

Monday forecast highs
National Weather Service

There will be some 70s near Lake Superior.

Dew points will be in the very comfortable 40s across Minnesota and western Wisconsin through most of this holiday weekend. Parts of western Minnesota could see dew points rise into the 50s on Memorial Day.

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