Deluge: Rainfall totals now over 5 to 6 inches locally

Duluth area sees heaviest rainfall since 2012 flooding

Rainfall totals around the Twin Cities region from Saturday through Monday
Rainfall totals around the Twin Cities region from Saturday through Monday
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The inches keep on adding up across eastern Minnesota.

About two month’s worth of rain has fallen in the past 72 hours at many locations. As of this post, several locations have recorded 1 to 3 inches of rainfall again Monday.

Add that to the weekend rainfall totals and we now have some locations that have recorded 5 to more than 6 inches of rainfall in the past 72 hours.

In the map above, you can see several locations in the western and northern Twin Cities have seen more than 5 inches of rainfall. Nearly 6 inches has fallen around St. Michael in the northwestern Twin Cities and near Victoria in the southwestern Twin Cities.

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5 to 6 inches around Duluth

I’m waiting for final confirmation, but it appears some locations around Duluth and Two Harbors have recorded the heaviest rainfall in more than 11 years, since the great Duluth flood of 2012. Rainfall totals between 5 and 6.58 inches have been recorded east of Duluth.

Rainfall totals from Saturday through Monday.
Rainfall totals in the Duluth area from Saturday through Monday

Lighter rain Tuesday

Tuesday brings a few more scattered showers, but overall rainfall intensity will drop off as the low-pressure system slides eastward.

NOAA FV3 model
FV3 model between 1 p.m. Monday and 1 a.m. Tuesday
NOAA, via Tropical Tidbits

Summerlike temperatures return later this week. I expect highs into the 80s again across southern and western by Friday and into the upcoming weekend.

Forecast high temperatures Saturday
Forecast high temperatures Saturday

And summerlike weather is in no hurry to leave Minnesota this year.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s outlooks favor warmer-than-average temperatures overall as we move into October.

NOAA 6 to 10-day temperature outlook
6 to 10-day temperature outlook