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.
A storm riding a surge of springlike warmth will bring a round of severe weather including the risk of a few tornadoes this weekend in the South as Thanksgiving travel begins.
The mammoth amount of snow that fell across areas around Buffalo, New York, has caused extreme travel delays and has forced the Bills game to a new location.
An excessive amount of snow can cause serious structural damage to your home.
Due to stranded motorists and residents, impassable roadways, damaged homes and continued snowfall in the region, Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, declared a state of emergency for several counties.
Call it a taste of spring, or a return to early autumn warmth, temperatures will climb over much of the eastern half of the country this weekend into early next week.
A wet weather pattern will linger in Seattle as a series of weak storm systems creep in from the Pacific through the weekend.
Great Lakes (1970)
A wintry storm walloped the northern Rockies with heavy snow and drove temperatures near zero along the Canadian border. Up to 10 inches of snow blanketed Cut Bank, MT, where the mercury sank to 3 above zero at midnight. Blowing and drifting snow hampered travel in eastern Washington and northern Oregon.
New England (1989)
Early-season heavy snow... South Lincoln, VT 17 inches Middlebury, VT 16 inches Farmington, ME 12 inches
Southern CA (1967)
Heavy rains; 14 inches of rainfall in the mountains, 7.96 inches in downtown LA. Severe local flooding with damaging mud slides. Said to be the worst since 1934.