That was fantastic rain that came our way on Saturday and overnight. Amounts from 1 to 2 inches were widespread, while some amounts of 3 to more than 4 inches have been reported. At the same time, some less fortunate spots came up short.
The Twin Cities area got generally 1.5 to around 3 inches. The official reading at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was about 1.5 inches. St. Paul’s downtown airport got soaked with 2.1 inches. Shoreview in Ramsey County got 3.25 inches. Radar rainfall estimates indicate that some western suburbs got 3 inches or more.
Rochester and St. Cloud recorded about 1.5 inches. As of 9 a.m. Sunday, Duluth was closing in on 4 inches with heavy rain still falling.
On the dry side of the coin, some parts of central and western Minnesota didn’t fair quite as well. Just four-tenths of an inch fell at Brainerd, Bemidji and Thief River Falls. And Roseau got a sparse tenth of an inch.
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All was not dry in western Minnesota, however. Fergus Falls was drenched with more than 4 inches of rain.
Rain continues to fall over northeastern Minnesota and much of the western half of Wisconsin. Composite radar at 10 a.m. Sunday locates the rain.
More rain coming, at times
The storm system has slowed to a near-halt. As it slowly weakens, it will kick off scattered showers and some thunderstorms for Sunday and probably until Tuesday. Severe weather is not in play.
Showers, some with heavy rain, will continue over northeastern Minnesota and parts of western Wisconsin into Sunday afternoon. Cyclonic spin and the meager heating of the day should crank out scatterings of showers and thunderstorms Sunday afternoon.
For the Twin Cities area, dry weather will prevail into Sunday afternoon. Then look for scattered showers and probably a few thunderstorms after about 3 p.m.
Afternoon high temperatures will be in the 60s to low 70s. The Twin Cities should reach about 70.
And more rain
Anticipate more scattered showers and thunderstorms from this plodding weather system on Monday.
Tuesday could easily bring isolated remnant showers before the weakened storm slides off to the southeast.
Warmer temperatures later in the week
After seasonable high temperatures through Wednesday, we’ll warm well above normal late in the week. The Twin Cities could touch 80 degrees late in the week.