Minnesotans prepare for hot Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer and Minnesotans couldn't be more ready to enjoy the sunshine and warmth.

For Carol and Bill Lennington, the opening of the concession stand at Bde Maka Ska is a sure sign of summer.

But it’s Mother Nature who's cooking up a hot one for her first dish of the season.

“It’s better than winter though, I'll tell you that I'll take this over winter any day – it’s something,” said Bill Lennington.

With temperatures expected to stay in the 90s over the Memorial Day weekend, many people took to the water to stay cool. 

“It’s really unexpected,” said Devonje Anderson of Minneapolis. “It’s not even technically summer yet and we are already getting 90 degree temperatures.”

Given the fact that a blizzard dumped more than a foot of snow on some parts of the state just over a month ago, it’s enough to give anyone weather whiplash.

“I personally would say I wouldn't want it to stay like this for too long,” said Magdalena Leali of Plymouth. “It’s a little too hot for me, but it’s super nice to be hot like this.”

But the winds of change always seem blow through Minnesota, leaving a dark cloud over the Columbia Golf Club. Even a brief summer storm isn't enough to drive some die hard golfers off course.