A cool, wet spring in Minnesota doesn’t mean that a below normal summer will follow. Assistant State Climatologist Pete Boulay (BOO’-lay) says 2013, 2014 and 2018 all had spring cold spells and warm summer months:
“Like 2018 we had a very cold April and then followed by a very warm May. In fact, we had 100 degrees at many locations, upper 90s and lows 100s, in central and southern Minnesota on Memorial Day. So it can be really warm after a cold spring.”
Boulay says high temperatures could reach the 70s in many parts of the state Saturday. He says the spring rains have helped the levels on some drought-stricken lakes.