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Memorial Day weekend weather will mostly not suck

Two out of three days look great.

After the utterly abysmal winter and disappointing start to spring, Minnesotans deserve some good fortune with the weather.

Well finally, FINALLY, it looks like we'll be getting the kind of weekend we deserve, with the Twin Cities in line for sunshine and 70s on both Saturday and Sunday.

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Sure, the rain returns on Memorial Day itself, which will put a dampener on the many Memorial Day events and commemorations being held across the state, but at the very least we'll have 2 out of 3 good days over the long weekend.

The National Weather Service says that most of Minnesota will see "mid 70s ... under sunny skies," with both Saturday and Sunday looking "dry and pleasant."

It's great timing for the return of the Minnesota Twins, who have ended a lengthy – and incredibly successful – road trip, and are playing a series against the White Sox at Target Field.

Also, if you're going out on a lake, the Minnesota DNR is reminding people that while the weather may be warm, Minnesota's lakes will still be cold enough to induce the "gasp reflex," making a life jacket essential attire.

And as we mentioned earlier, things get a little dicey on Monday, with a new system approaching on Sunday evening bringing cloud cover to Minnesota.

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As the system shifts from the Rockies towards the Midwest, rain will start on the northern plains on Sunday night, moving into Minnesota and Wisconsin overnight and continuing throughout the day.

"Memorial day looks like it could be quite soggy with forecast rainfall amounts ranging from 1-2" across the area and the heaviest amounts expected across southern Minnesota," the NWS says.

There is also a possibility for severe thunderstorms, though right now most of that threat is further south than Minnesota, albeit that could change.

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