After intense rains that caused flooding and disrupted barge operations last week, Minneapolis should see a stretch of mostly sunny days ahead.
Excessive rainfall, in some cases near a foot over the past month, have pushed the upper Mississippi River past flood stage from Minnesota and Wisconsin to Iowa, Illinois and northern Missouri.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton declared a State of Emergency for 35 of the state's 87 counties last week do to the magnitude of anticipated flooding, according to the Associated Press. Gov. Dayton is seeking federal flood assistance for Minnesota.
Things have turned around, however, as much of the week should be sunny and pleasant.
Temperatures should begin to drop following Monday's high in the low 80s. Partly cloudy skies overnight will remain into Tuesday.
With breezy and mostly cloudy conditions, there will be showers during the day and into a chilly Tuesday night. The overnight low will fall near the record low of 49 F. Wind gusts could travel as fast as 19 mph.
Showers will move out by Wednesday for sunshine and below-average temperatures in the low 70s. Continued sunshine should finish out the week with mostly clear nights. Temperatures could rise to the upper 70s by Independence Day.
Building warmth late this week will peak this weekend with the warmest temperatures of the year so far for much of the United Kingdom.
With the return of wet weather in the Northeast, many people are asking: When will the rain go away?
As a strong El Niño fades, the weather across the country will slowly change. In much of the eastern United States, a hot summer is in store.
A system with rain and thunderstorms will bring both good and bad news to the western United States later this week.
Plenty of warmth and sunshine will be in the forecast this Saturday as the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby takes place at famed Churchill Downs in Louisville this Saturday.
A massive wildfire burning in Alberta, Canada moved through the city of Fort McMurray, forcing the entire city to be evacuated.
Lowell, MA (1761)
Five inches of snow. "A very stormy day of snow, an awful sight, the trees green and the ground white. The sixth day the trees in a blow and fields covered with snow", Town Clerk of Ashford, Ebenser Byles.
Great tornado; started near Hungry Town, passed through Nottoway and Dinwiddie to Petersburg and Prince George.
Denver, CO (1917)
Greatest May snowstorm; snowfall of 12".