Showers and storms move across Minnesota Wednesday

Rain chances become more limited as the storms move east

A broad area of showers and storms are moving across the state Wednesday ahead of a cold front, but the front does not provide much temperature relief. Warm and muggy conditions continue.

Wednesday’s forecast

Ahead of a cold front, showers and storms moved into the state overnight, and are impacting most of western Minnesota as of Wednesday morning.

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6:48 a.m. Wednesday radar
National Weather Service

The storms will become spottier as they move toward eastern Minnesota and could diminish significantly later in the morning, with some redevelopment in eastern Minnesota later in the afternoon or evening hours with daytime heating.

Unlike the extreme rainfall Minnesota saw the past two days, because these storms are associated with a front, they are moving along. This means they have less opportunity to dump heavy rain. Most rain totals through Wednesday will be under a half inch and even less in most of eastern Minnesota, with a few isolated higher totals under heavier storms.

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Forecast rainfall through Wednesday night
Pivotal Weather

Outside of any showers or storms it remains mostly cloudy, warm and muggy. Morning temperatures are in the 60s and 70s, and highs will be in the 80s.

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Wednesday high temperatures
National Weather Service

After the storms move out, the heat intensifies. That hot forecast will be updated around 9:30 a.m.

Programming note

You can hear my live weather updates on Minnesota Public Radio at 7:48 a.m. Monday through Friday morning.

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