Gimme shelter? Weather looking better for Rolling Stones show

Mick Jagger performed
Mick Jagger performed at opening night of the Rolling Stones' Zip Code tour in San Diego, Calif., Sunday, May 24, 2015. The band's Minneapolis stop is scheduled for tonight at TCF Bank Stadium.
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Updated 3:15 p.m. | Posted 10:33 a.m.

Tonight's Rolling Stones show will continue as scheduled as long as lightning stays away. But latest reports suggest that the rain might even cooperate.

The latest projections show the "back edge of rain" moving through Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport between 8 p.m and 9 p.m., MPR News meteorologist Paul Huttner tweeted this afternoon.

It'll be a close call, he added.

University of Minnesota spokesperson Chris Werle said earlier in the day that a meteorologist is on staff to watch the weather.

The meteorologist won't cancel the show due to rain alone. But if lightning comes close to the stadium, the show could be canceled for safety reasons, Werle said.

TCF Bank Stadium has hosted a number of musical events since it opened in 2009. U2 was the first band to perform at the stadium in 2011. That concert took place during an almost continual downpour.

Concertgoers can bring raincoats into the stadium but umbrellas are not allowed.

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