Rain expected: Memorial Day weather not looking too memorable

April showers bring May flowers, but May showers may ruin some Memorial Day weekend plans.

Friday’s high temperatures are expected to drop from the low 60s into the 50s on Saturday, when rain clouds and possible thunderstorms are expected to spread throughout the region, which could linger into Sunday.

“Right now it looks like the best chance for thunderstorms will be Saturday night into Sunday,” said Jeff Makowski, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks. “There’s a chance for thunderstorms later Sunday night but they’ll be a little bit more scattered.”

Makowski said Sunday will eventually dry out and warm up somewhat, but Memorial Day will be cooler in the 60s.

“The warmest day looks to be Sunday and right now the best chance for rain will be late Saturday into early Sunday,” he said.

The average temperatures for Memorial Day weekend are generally in the range that is predicted for this weekend, but this weekend will be a little on the cooler side.

The area is looking at varied rainfall over the weekend.

“Some places may get an inch of rain, with some areas receiving more depending on how widespread the thunderstorms are,” Makowski said.
The next chance for rain will come in the middle of next week around, Wednesday or Thursday.