It’s a wet beginning to Memorial Day, but skies may clear up

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As many who regularly attend Memorial Day events can attest, this last week of May often seems cool or pleasant with a normal high of 71 degrees and light coats often part of the day's apparel. Those chances likely hang around for the 500 Festival Parade - but very much hit or miss - so need need for concern at this point, just be weather aware and have the Storm Track 8 Weather App handy if you are heading downtown.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms during the day; a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night.

The rain will continue from Monday evening, overnight, into Tuesday morning. Today's record high is 95 degrees, set in 2006.


The Chicago area is expected to see near-record heat on Memorial Day.

The Duluth airport reported a high temperature of 92 degrees - shattering the previous record high for May 26 of 85 degrees, set in 1978 and again in 2014, the National Weather Service reported.

Scattered showers will give way to steadier rain as we head into the evening. Expect highs near 90° with dry conditions.


The center of the storm is expected to remain west of the area, but the weather service warns that there is some potential for localized flooding and tornadoes.

Tuesday: Cloudy with scattered showers and storms. During Saturday, western Virginia will have a higher chance of rain. The driest day of the week (and I use that term loosely) will be Friday.although there is a chance of isolated thundershowers late.


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