Lingering showers Tuesday, a dry break Wednesday with more storms Thursday

Locally heavy rainfall possible on the Fourth of July

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Forecast for the Twin Cities area the next few days
National Weather Service

Lingering showers will track east Tuesday morning. More thundershowers are possible late Tuesday. Wednesday looks dry and sunny but more storms develop Thursday that could dampen the Fourth of July holiday.

More rainfall this week; some sun midweek

We’ll see a break from rain much of the morning into early afternoon Tuesday with some peeks of sun breaking out. More showers and storms will be possible across northern and southeast Minnesota with redevelopment later this afternoon and evening.

Locally heavy rainfall could occur in southeastern Minnesota.

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Forecast precipitation 10 a.m. Tuesday through 10 p.m.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via Pivotal Weather

There’s a flood watch through 7 p.m. Tuesday for portions of northeastern Minnesota. Heavy rain fell overnight Monday night over already saturated soils.

A flood watch for portions of northeast Minnesota through 7 p.m. Tuesday
NOAA, via Pivotal Weather

Highs Tuesday will range from the mid-70s north to low 80s south. 

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Forecast highs Tuesday
National Weather Service

Wednesday will be the one day this week with dry weather and sunshine statewide. Enjoy it. It won’t last. Highs will be in the mid-80s south to upper 70s north.

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Forecast highs Wednesday
National Weather Service

More storms develop Thursday afternoon into the overnight with lingering showers Friday. There could be locally heavy rainfall once again, especially for central and southern Minnesota.

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Forecast precipitation 1 a.m. Thursday through 7 p.m. Friday
European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, via Pivotal Weather

Total additional rainfall will range from 1 to 3 inches for most of southern Minnesota Thursday into Friday but there will be some locally higher amounts.

Global Forecast System model total rainfall (left) with locally higher amounts (right)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, via Pivotal Weather

While river levels have dropped, they are still high so we’ll need to watch rainfall closely in the coming days.

The weekend will see some more isolated, less organized storm chances with otherwise dry weather.