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  • Early AM

    May 27

    A shower or thunderstorm Lo 66°
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  • Today

    May 27

    A couple of thunderstorms 74°Lo 60°
  • Sat

    May 28

    Rain and a thunderstorm 74°Lo 57°
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  • Sun

    May 29

    A thunderstorm in the area 78°Lo 57°
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  • Mon

    May 30

    A thunderstorm around 79°Lo 58°
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Hi 74° RealFeel® 76° Precipitation 68%

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  • SSE 7 mph
  • Gusts: 12 mph

Mostly cloudy with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm

  • Max UV Index: 3 (Moderate)
  • Thunderstorms: 60%
  • Precipitation: 0.32 in
  • Rain: 0.32 in
  • Snow: 0 in
  • Ice: 0 in
  • Hours of Precipitation: 3 hrs
  • Hours of Rain: 3 hrs
Lo 60° RealFeel® 61° Precipitation 60%

Night

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  • S 2 mph
  • Gusts: 6 mph

Mostly cloudy and mild with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm

  • Max UV Index: N/A
  • Thunderstorms: 60%
  • Precipitation: 0.29 in
  • Rain: 0.29 in
  • Snow: 0 in
  • Ice: 0 in
  • Hours of Precipitation: 3 hrs
  • Hours of Rain: 3 hrs

Temperature History - May 27

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  Today Normal Record 5/27/2015
High 74° 72° 93° (1969) 82°
Low 60° 49° 30° (2003) 55°

Sunrise/Sunset

Sunrise / Sunset Illustration

Rises at 5:35 AM with 15:11 of sunlight, then sets at 8:46 PM

Moonrise/Moonset

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Moonrise / Moonset Illustration

Rises at 12:33 AM with 10:22 of moolight, then sets at 10:55 AM

Faribault Weather Report

Minneapolis: Stormy pattern in store through rest of the week

May 27, 2016; 1:49 AM ET

Wet weather will continue in the Minneapolis region this week. more >

FOX 9 Minneapolis Headlines

Minnesota WWII veteran celebrates 100th birthday

George Vandersluis says he's as surprised as anyone he's lived to be 100 years old.

He smoked, drank and even fought as a boxer, but now he's celebrating the century mark.

"Great. A little tired but good, " Vandersluis said of turning 100 on Thursday.

Vandersluis grew up in northeast Minneapolis before joining the United States Marines in 1940. During his six years in the service, Vandersluis survived not one, but two of World War II's bloodiest battles: Pearl Harbor and Iwo Jima.

His daughter-in-law, Roxanne, says Vandersluis has talked about his experience on the USS Honolulu in Pearl Harbor more in recent years.

"It is emotional. He was in the middle of it. He said they didn't want them shooting back they didn't believe it was happening," Roxanne said.

After the war, Vandersluis settled in California, where he ran a tire shop, married and raised a family.

His entire family flew to Minnesota to celebrate his major milestone, with steak and a beer on Saturday, as well as his favorite sliders from White Castle at the Minnesota Veterans Home earlier this week.

Vandersluis says his secret to a living a long life is having a few Budweisers, as well as a good sense of humor.

Longevity seems to be in the Vandersluis genes. George's sister died last year at the age of 101.

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