Skip to main content

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

  • Author:
  • Updated:

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.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2020-06-15 at 7.11.05 AM

2 women stabbed during parking lot brawl in St. Cloud

Police are searching for another woman in connection with the attack.

Screen Shot 2022-07-04 at 10.02.43 AM

One killed in St. Paul house fire

Two firefighters were injured as they battled the blaze.


Minneapolis: Stop calling 911 for fireworks noise complaints

The city wants people to submit complaints online instead.

American flag at half-staff/half mast.

What's open and closed in Minnesota on the Fourth of July

Grocery stores are open, though some have limited hours.


18-year-old killed by exploding firework in Brooklyn Park

Police arrived at the scene to see the victim's friend performing CPR.

Screen Shot 2022-07-03 at 9.31.25 PM

Boy found in Brooklyn Park is reunited with parents

The boy was found shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday.

police tape, crime scene

1 dead, 1 arrested after shooting involving teens in Duluth

A 17-year-old was arrested around 1:45 a.m. Sunday. Neither the victim nor the suspect has been identified.

Screen Shot 2022-07-03 at 1.03.19 PM

NASCAR driver joins MN boy in reclaiming 'Let's go Brandon' slogan

Brandon Brundidge gained recognition when his mother shared the story of how he found inspiration in "Let's go Brandon" signs.

Screen Shot 2022-07-03 at 10.20.27 AM

White supremacist propaganda flyers distributed in Cottage Grove

The department said the flyers have been left in driveways throughout the city.

Screen Shot 2022-07-04 at 7.18.23 AM

Search for 6-year-old girl continues after mother found dead in Northfield

"Police have reason to believe Wade may have been involved in Elle's disappearance before taking her own life."

Pixabay - jet skis resting

Jet skier injured in explosion on Minnesota lake

The explosion happened on Little Lake 14 in St. Louis County.