Rain continues Wednesday

Areas expecting the heaviest rain see cooler temperatures

Showers and storms continue across Minnesota Wednesday, and the areas seeing the most persistent rainfall through the day may only see highs in the 40s.

Wednesday’s forecast

The same storm system that started bringing rain across Minnesota Tuesday will slide south of the state during the day Wednesday.

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Forecast storm location Wednesday evening
National Weather Service

This keeps periods of showers and storms moving across the state throughout the day. As of 7 a.m., there is widespread rain across the Arrowhead, with scattered showers and storms extending to the southwest corner of the state.

The cloud cover and moisture kept temperatures from dropping much overnight, so morning temperatures are mostly in the 40s north and 50s south, which is closer to average highs for this time of year.

However, temperatures do not rise much, especially in north-central Minnesota, where some of the heavier rain is expected to fall. In that area, where additional rainfall Wednesday could total over an inch, temperatures are likely to stay stuck in the 40s.

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Wednesday forecast high temperatures
National Weather Service

Meanwhile, southeastern Minnesota sees more dry breaks, especially in the morning, and could make it into the low 70s.

Rainy weather continues through Friday, before drier skies finally return over the weekend. That extended forecast will be updated around 9 a.m.

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