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State went from drought to flash floods over the week

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It certainly wasn't a great Memorial Day Weekend as storms impacted much of the region on Saturday and again during the late afternoon and evening on Sunday. Even on Monday, parts of eastern Minnesota were still dealing with some showers and isolated thunderstorms. Despite this, Monday was the better day of the three-day weekend.

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Temperatures were warm and humid on Sunday as temperatures soared into the 70s and lower 80s. The elevated temperatures helped to spark thunderstorms. Severe thunderstorms dropped hail and heavy rainfall around the state. Some spots received more than an inch of rainfall on Sunday alone.

Saturday was cool for campers with highs in the 50s and 60s across much of central and northern Minnesota. The warm-front, however, impacted southern Minnesota where temperatures reached the 70s on Saturday.

On the backside of that warm-front temperatures were again cool on Monday with highs only in the upper 50s and low to mid 60s. It could have been worse, however, as we have actually had snow on Memorial Day in Minnesota in past years.

Much of this week will be under the influence of cool high pressure. Highs will only reach the 60s through the midweek before we get back to more seasonal temperatures.

As the month of May wraps-up, temperatures across the state of Minnesota were well above average once again. St. Cloud, for example, averaged nearly five degrees above normal. The area also had nearly nine inches of rainfall for the month. That was nearly six inches above normal. If you've had rain in your basement, it's no surprise...

Have a great week and upcoming weekend!

Weather history

On this date in 1965 the state had just dealt with a "late season snow fall." Some spots, including Duluth and Caribou, reported an inch of snow!

Weather fact

Between evaporation and falling as precipitation, a droplet of water may travel thousands of miles.

Minnesota at a glance

Moorhead: Low 40; High 64.

Duluth: Low 36; High 57.

Park Rapids: Low 39; High 62.

Twin Cities: Low 43; High 65.

Rochester: Low 41; High 63.

Marshall: Low 39; High 64.

Wednesday

Partly cloudy. High 62; Low 44. Winds: NE 5-15 mph. Precipitation: None. Sunrise: 5:34 a.m. Sunset: 9:03 p.m. High 71; Low 50.

Canadian high pressure will keep the area cool but relatively quiet for the midweek and towards the weekend. Rain chances return by Sunday.

Thursday

Partly cloudy. High 65; Low 46. Winds: E 5-15 mph. Precipitation: None.

Friday

Partly cloudy and a bit warmer. An isolated shower is possible High 70; Low 50. Winds: SE 5-15 mph. Precipitation: None.

Saturday

A blend of clouds and some sun with a chance of showers late in the day. High 75; Low 65. Winds: S 10-15 mph. Precipitation: Trace-.20".

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