LATEST FORECAST DISCUSSION
Meteorologist: Drew Williams
**FLOOD WARNING: Mississippi River**
A decent start to the Memorial Day weekend and today isn't looking bad, there will be occasional light showers as well as slightly cooler temperatures this afternoon. A much more significant cool down is in the forecast plus more rain as well.
Today doesn't look like a total wash out but we can expect a few showers at times. A few sprinkles this morning followed by scattered showers and a few storms during the afternoon and evening. In fact, it will be dry much of the day and we should see sunshine at times. Just have the umbrella handy if you're planning on being outdoors today. An upper trough is dropping south out of Canada, bringing clouds, some rain and cooler air along a cold front associated with the low. The cooler temperatures will be much more noticeable Monday. As for this afternoon most of the region will top out in the upper 60's and low 70's. Many of today's showers will be the result of afternoon heating. Winds will be a bit breezy at times today from the west around 10 to 15 miles per hour. Winds begin to shift more to the northwest tonight as rain chances increase heading into Memorial Day as the trough moves overhead.
Moving into the week and the final few days of May, temperatures will remain below average. Both Memorial Day and Tuesday will be cool with highs in the low 60's and still the chance for a few scattered showers. Not typical weather for what is known as the unofficial start to summer. Improvements will come about on Wednesday as the trough slides east and temperatures start to rise higher into the 60's.
By next Thursday and the start of June, we will be closer to average with more warming possible bringing highs back into the low 70's. A warmer and sunnier patter looks to take shape for the last couple of days of the work week and the start of next weekend. Highs should return to the the mid 70's, close to average. Have a great rest of the Memorial Day weekend and stay safe.