As the "Official Start" of the summer vacation season, the Memorial Day Weekend is a time that many folks head for the out of doors. It's also a time when we honor those who have served, and are serving our country. With the many celebrations that are planned, the weather plays an important role in many folks decisions. Visiting relatives, remembering those who have given so much for our country, enjoying outdoor recreational activities or simply relaxing - the weather affects it all.
There is an increasing threat for significant severe weather across portions of the Red River Valley and Minnesota Lakes Region Monday. It is not possible to pinpoint where the greatest threat lies, yet current indications are severe weather is possible early Monday morning, then a potentially significant event Monday afternoon and evening. Heavy rain fall is possible as well. Click here for the full 5 day precipitation forecasts.
With severe weather possible, remember the NOAA's NWS Storm Prediction Center is watching the developing situation. Click on the link for the local NWS Severe Weather Outlook page, a 'One Stop Shopping' severe weather web page.
Below are the latest outlooks from the Storm Prediction Center. Click for a larger image.
Forecast 3 day total rainfall - updated twice daily. (Click for a large image)
Your NOAA's NWS is always on and keeping watch on the weather. Check back frequently for updates as our weather remains very changeable.