Storms leave heavy rain and some severe weather; sunshine and cooler this week

Over four inches of rain fell around Grand Rapids. Cooler September-like temperatures return soon.

Twin Cities area forecast at a glance
Twin Cities area forecast at a glance.
Twin Cities National Weather Service

Our Monday weather system delivered on forecasts of heavy rainfall and some severe weather.

As of early evening, the severe weather risk largely shifted into Wisconsin.

Lightning appears to have struck a house in St. Paul.

Heavy rainfall up north

Several locations in northern Minnesota picked up heavy, multi-inch rainfall Monday. Some locations picked up 2 to 4 inches of rainfall. here’s are some select rainfall reports I saw Monday afternoon:

  • Grand Rapids: 4.75 inches

  • Warba: 4.00 inches

  • Buyck: 3.75 inches

  • Hill City: 3.30 inches

  • International Falls Airport: 2.23 inches (daily record)

  • Brainerd Airport: 1.58 inches

Here’s a more complete preliminary list of rainfall totals from the Duluth National Weather Service office.

Severe weather in southeast Minnesota and Wisconsin

Numerous severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings were issued along the storm line from Wisconsin into southeast Minnesota and Iowa. Nickel-sized hail fell near Rochester at 4:25 pm.

Here are a few severe weather reports:

Septembery weather returns this week

The cold front that triggered Monday’s storms is blowing in a more September-like air mass. Highs will run in the 60s Tuesday across Minnesota.

Forecast high temperatures Tuesday
Forecast high temperatures Tuesday.

Milder air brings high in the 70s again by Thursday.

Forecast high temperatures Thursday
Forecast high temperatures Thursday.

Cooler weather returns for the end of the week with highs in the 60s again.

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