Showers spread east; dry skies this afternoon

Another bout of heavy rain fell overnight in southern Minnesota and into western Wisconsin. Flash flood warnings were issued for Albert Lea, Minn., where a couple of inches of rain accumulated in the late night hours.

Radar estimated rainfall last night ended at 7:04 a.m.

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Image:Wunderground.com

The infrared satellite image painted the colder cloud tops from the thunderstorms churning through the region early this morning.

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Image:Unisysweather

Heavy rain was shifting east through Wisconsin at daybreak.

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Screen capture of radar reflectivity at 7 a.m. CDT. Image:Wunderground.com

We expect generally dry skies with rather comfortable temperatures this afternoon. Soaking rains will spread into the Great Lakes.

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A rather uneventful day appears to be shaping up on Wednesday before another system arrives bringing more showers and thunderstorms for mainly eastern Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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Potential rainfall from  today through Thursday night. It looks to be an active weather week in the eastern half of the nation.

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As the jet stream becomes more northwest to southeast over our neck of the woods, we will awake to more autumn-like temperatures on Friday morning.

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Winds aloft forecast from Global Forecast System Model valid at 1 p.m. CDT on Friday. Image:NOAA/College of Dupage

Low temperatures expected on Friday morning.

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In case you missed it, flooding rains fell in western Wisconsin on Sunday evening. Some locations tallied more than three inches of rainfall. Showers this morning added to the woes.

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Rainfall on Sunday and Sunday night. Image:Midwest Regional Climate Center

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