More soaking rains Saturday; 60 degrees by Monday?

An even stronger weather system arrives Saturday

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Our wet Wednesday panned out for southern Minnesota. We’ll see a couple of drier days before our next weather system rolls in Saturday.

Saturday rain

Saturday’s rainmaker looks significant. A powerful low-pressure storm cuts through Iowa. It appears we’ll see waves of rain, with some embedded bands of locally heavy rain Saturday.

NOAA GFS model Saturday
NOAA GFS model Saturday into Sunday morning
NOAA via tropical tidbits

An inch or 2

Much of southern Minnesota could see an inch or more of rain Saturday. NOAA’s GFS paints widespread heavy rainfall totals Saturday.

NOAA GFS 24-hour precipitation output by Sunday
NOAA GFS 24-hour precipitation output by Sunday
NOAA via pivotal weather

That volume and coverage of rain will boost river levels. The Minnesota River is already at flood stage in some areas.

60 by Monday?

Milder air follows our weekend storm. Highs should push 60 degrees on the Twin Cities and southern Minnesota Monday.

Temperature forecast for Minneapolis
Temperature forecast for Minneapolis
NOAA via Weather Bell

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