Tracking soaking rains Wednesday and Thursday

Our next rainmaker moves through MInnesota by mid-week.

Forecast rainfall by Friday
Forecast rainfall by Friday
Twin Cities National Weather Service

It’s a beautiful start to the week across most of Minnesota.

One exception is near the head of Lake Superior where some lake-effect rain showers are pushing inland from the big lake. Cooler air in the low 40s blowing across water temperatures still in the 50s is causing the spotty shower bands.

Elsewhere most of Minnesota is enjoying sunny to partly cloudy skies Monday. Temperatures are in the 40s and 50s across the Upper Midwest. Note the relative warmth lingering to the south.

Temperatures Monday afternoon
Temperatures Monday afternoon
Oklahoma Mesonet

Tuesday brings another quiet weather day with a mix of sun and clouds and highs mostly in the 50s.

Forecast high temperatures Tuesday
Forecast high temperatures Tuesday
NOAA

Next rain Wednesday

Our next weather system arrives Wednesday and lingers Thursday. The Canadian model shows the low-pressure system tracking through southern Missouri, with bands of rain slowly moving across Minnesota Wednesday and Thursday.

Canadian model Wednesday
Canadian model Wednesday and Thursday
Environment Canada via tropical tidbits

Overall rainfall total forecasts suggest another inch of rain is likely for much of Minnesota by Friday.

Forecast rainfall by Friday
Forecast rainfall by Friday
Twin Cities National Weather Service

Right now Halloween looks dry but chilly with highs in the 40s.

Forecast high temperatures Sunday
Forecast high temperatures Sunday
NOAA

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