Flash flood watch Thursday; three tornadoes in Sioux Falls

Another 1 to 3 inches of rain overnight

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Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

Our next rain waves rumble through Minnesota overnight Wednesday into Thursday. Another 1 to 3 inches of rain are likely across Minnesota by Thursday night. The ground across much of Minnesota is already saturated and just can’t hold much more rainfall.

A flash flood watch is up for much of southern Minnesota including the Twin Cities through Thursday night.

Rainfall outlook
Rainfall outlook
Twin Cities National Weather Service

NOAA’s HRRR model shows developing thunderstorm again in southwest Minnesota tonight spreading north into the Twin Cites after midnight.

NOAA HRRR model through midday Thursday
NOAA HRRR model through midday Thursday
NOAA via tropical tidbits

Summers last fling?

Summer temperatures return to Minnesota this weekend and into next week. Highs in the 80s, to near 90 degrees look increasingly likely across southern Minnesota Monday and Tuesday.

Temperatures forecast for Minneapolis
Temperatures forecast for Minneapolis
NOAA via Weather Bell

Stay tuned.

NWS Sioux Falls finds 3 tornadoes

NWS survey teams in Sioux Falls found evidence of three separate tornado touchdowns last night.