Warm, dry Memorial Day with poor air quality likely

Here’s your Sunday evening forecast for May 28, 2023 from Minnesota’s Weather Authority and Meteorologist Matt Serwe.

If you are going to be out tonight, there are two things to keep in mind. First, a Red Flag Warning is in effect in western and northern Minnesota. The fire danger is very high in those parts of the state, so be very careful if you are using a grill at the cabin. In eastern Minnesota, including the Twin Cities metro, air quality is poor. It could be difficult to be outside if you have chronic heart or lung issues. The air quality briefly improves Monday morning, then gets bad again in the afternoon and evening.

The dry holiday weekend continues for most of Minnesota. By Monday afternoon, isolated storms are possible in the western half of the state. Those do move east and weaken overnight, but some rain and thunder could hold together in the Twin Cities by early Tuesday morning. We will have more of these isolated or scattered storm chances every afternoon through the upcoming week. While no severe weather is expected, any storm that develops will be slow-moving, and could produce some locally heavy rain. There will be plenty of heat and moisture to fuel these storms. Highs will be around 90° every day, and it will be humid.