Saturday 5/23/20: Cloudy & rainy Memorial Day weekend forecast

Unfortunately I don’t have the greatest of forecasts to share with you for Memorial Day weekend. We’re kicking it off with some early rain today, with more rounds to come in the Twin Cities and greater MN. Here’s a look at the radar as of 7:28 a.m. Saturday:

You can see that even as one swath of rain slides west/NW, we get another moving through Owatonna and up into the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area just a bit later.

All of this rain is cycling northeast, gradually, and with an easterly breeze in Duluth, they’re our cold spot for the day. Here’s today’s forecast for Minnesota:

In the southern/eastern regions of Minnesota you’re looking at on and off rain today and tomorrow, with tomorrow being the “dry” day of the weekend.

Then thunderstorm chances return for Memorial Day as well. Here’s a look at our extended forecast:

Stay dry, stay safe, and enjoy the warmer temps — even if we don’t get a lot of sunshine with them.

Published by Meteorologist Aaron Shaffer

Aaron graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, and worked as a meteorologist in television for 8 years (NBC affiliates in Wyoming and South Dakota, and the CBS/Fox affiliate in Cedar Rapids, IA, prior to working at the cable weather station WeatherNation). While in Iowa, Aaron worked as a storm chaser and on-air meteorologist, where he went on dozens of storm chases and saw a number of tornadoes.