Memorial Day soaker, stronger storms possible Tuesday in Minnesota

The active, wet weather pattern is returning Monday.
Publish date:

It's been like a whole two days without rain in most of Minnesota, but the dry streak will end at two with widespread rain preparing to drench the Land of 10,000 Lakes on Monday. 

Today's Weather MN blog is sponsored by Pet Evolution

Just look at the simulated future radar (may not load in some browsers) for Monday. If this tells you anything, it tells you that it's going to be a very wet Memorial Day in the southern half of Minnesota. 


The storms will develop in southwestern Minnesota before midnight Sunday and then expand and move across southern Minnesota as before dawn Monday, according to the National Weather Service. 

Rainfall rates of 1-1.5 inches per hour will be possible where the heavier rain sets up, and flood watches could be issued in advance of the storms arriving. 

The forecast rainfall totals are subject to change, but up to an inch is currently forecast for the Twin Cities with even more in south-central Minnesota. 

Tab2FileL (1)

More rain is possible Tuesday and Wednesday, but the big question for both days is if storms will be capable of becoming severe. As of Sunday afternoon, the NWS believes the greatest severe potential will be south of the Minnesota border in Iowa, but the Storm Prediction Center has placed far southern Minnesota in a slight risk for dangerous storms on Tuesday. 

Screen Shot 2019-05-26 at 3.23.20 PM

Next Up

covid-19, coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, Jan. 27

The latest update from the state health department.


Charges: Bar owner, employee served underage drinkers during shutdown

The bar hosted 20-30 people on Dec. 4, 2020, charges say.

police lights

Driver wearing bulletproof vest strikes pedestrian in Rochester

The 21-year-old claimed the vest keeps him warm, according to police.

Screen Shot 2019-08-19 at 8.08.05 PM

6 men charged in connection to 'disturbing trend' of carjackings, shootings

The men are accused of three carjackings in one day, as well as other crimes.

YouTube TV, FSN

Report: Fox Sports North is becoming Bally Sports North

The rebranding will reportedly happen prior to the start of the MLB season.

walmart mask

Wisconsin Senate votes to end statewide mask mandate

The joint resolution now heads to the Republican-controlled state assembly.

P.J. Fleck

Looks like the Gophers can put Fleck-to-Tennessee rumors to rest

Fleck is annually a hot commodity when coaching jobs open up.

Matt Dumba

Wild drop front end of back-to-back with Kings

The Wild lost consecutive games for the first time this season.

Andrelton Simmons / Minnesota Twins

Twins sign Andrelton Simmons to one-year deal

The former Angels shortstop is a four-time Gold Glove winner.


Marginal risk for severe storms in southern MN Wednesday

Most of Minnesota will get some rain, but some hail is possible along I-90.

Severe storms possible Labor Day in Minnesota

You'll notice much warmer and humid conditions Monday.

Severe storm threat still in question Tuesday afternoon

If the sun finds a way to come out, nasty storms could develop.

Isolated t-storms Monday, more widespread rain Tuesday

It should shape into a really pleasant week of weather in Minnesota.

Severe weather possible for large area of MN late Monday

Check the Weather MN blog for an update Monday morning.

Isolated severe storms possible in southern MN Saturday

There's a growing concern about flash flooding in southeast MN again.

Strong to severe storms late Friday across southern Minnesota

The greatest risk of severe weather is in southwest Minnesota.

Way Over Our Heads podcast: Severe storms Monday, very active September

It's going to be a wet week, and possibly a very wet September.