Analysis: The Memorial Day Weekend forecast proved to be a challenge. The official high temperatures at MSP for Saturday, Sunday and Monday were 64, 92 and 80. None of the forecasters shined, though we'd say the Strib probably did the best, coming very close to nailing both Sunday and Monday temps. WCCO was out to lunch with the Saturday forecast, missing it by 15 degrees and standing out from the crowd in the process. This just in: long-range forecasts, particularly for this part of the country, is not quite an exact science!
A changeable forecast for Memorial Day Weekend means great variability in forecasts from your beloved local and national weather outlets. For Saturday, Sunday and Monday, there are spreads of 7 degrees, 14 degrees and 9 degrees respectively between forecasters. In general, the Star Tribune is the most bullish on weekend warmth (followed closely by KSTP) while WCCO is generally the coolest. Here are temperature forecasts as obtained at noon on Tuesday.