The Memorial Day Weekend marks the traditional start of the summer vacation season, and many folks will be traveling around the region. While our weather has been relatively quiet, and cold, that is about to change. A powerful late spring storm system will be taking shape in the Rockies, then lift northward during the weekend. As is always the case, there is some uncertainty as to the eventual path of the low pressure system. However, it does appear that this storm may bring the first round of significant severe weather to the Red River Valley region. The best chance for severe weather appears to be late Friday night through Saturday night, with the main threat large hail and damaging winds.
In the wake of this potent storm, much colder air will again invade the region, with a renewed threat for frost or freezing temperatures Tuesday morning.
Your NOAA’s NWS will monitor the developing storm and issue updated forecasts as needed. Click on the image below to see the threats map.
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