Scattered showers and storms late tonight into early Thursday morning

Here’s your Wednesday evening forecast for May 15, 2024 from Minnesota’s Weather Authority and Meteorologist Wren Clair.

Scattered showers and storms continue to track eastward this evening, reaching the Twin Cities past dinnertime. We keep the chance for scattered showers and isolated storms overnight into early Thursday morning. Isolated weak storms are possible early Thursday as well, but that looks more likely east of the metro. We’ll chip away at our cloud cover tomorrow west to east, and we should end up with mostly sunny skies into the afternoon and evening. Cloud cover will linger longer tomorrow across northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin.

Temperatures tonight are in the mid-50s, with highs tomorrow again in the low-70s. Temperatures on Friday now look toastier than they did earlier in the week. High temperatures are back in the low-80s Friday, with a few pop up thunderstorms late afternoon and evening (before sunset).

On Saturday, we start a busy stretch of weather, with rain and thunderstorms possible every day. The jet stream will be pointed out of the southwest, and moving quickly. A series of waves ripple along the jet stream, through the Plains and Great Lakes. This is why there is at least some chance for rain every day between Saturday and Tuesday. However, since these waves are moving fast, getting an exact timing on the rain is difficult more than a day or two in advance. Right now, we aren’t looking at a washout any given day though.

Have a wonderful night!