It may rain on your parade: Rain, isolated storms to wrap up Memorial Day weekend


A pattern of unsettled weather may threaten outdoor barbecues and parades as rain makes its way into Minnesota Sunday, and is expected to stick around for the remainder of Memorial Day weekend.

The National Weather Service says widespread rainfall will move up from the south Sunday, bringing widespread rain to much the state, especially in the afternoon and evening.

A few isolated thunderstorms are also possible, but the threat of severe weather remains "very low," the weather service notes.

There's the possibility of more thunderstorms Monday as rain sticks around for the holiday, the weather service says. But again, nothing too severe is expected.

Sunday will likely be the wettest day for central and southern Minnesota, while Memorial Day is trending wetter for northern Minnesota, meteorologist Paul Douglas wrote on the Star Tribune's weather blog.

If you have any outdoor activities planned for the rest of the weekend, keep an umbrella handy and pay attention to the radar, here.

"The holiday will be mainly dry, but come prepared to any outdoor activities," AccuWeather Meteorologist Ben Noll said. "Though the wet weather will be scattered, you'll want to keep an eye to the sky."

The rainy weekend should come as no surprise to Minnesotans – Memorial Day weekend is climatologically the wettest of the major summer holidays, meteorologist Paul Huttner wrote on MPR News' Updraft blog.

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