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We've already had a month's worth of rain

This week's recording-setting rain drenched much of Minnesota.
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We've already had a month's worth of rain – and it's only the third day of the month. 

The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities tweeted that as of 7 a.m. Tuesday, the metro has gotten 2.53 inches of rain this month. 

That's 0.1 inches more than the average total rainfall (2.43 inches) the metro usually sees throughout the entire month, the agency said. 

And the same goes for St. Cloud. 

This comes after a large swath of Minnesota picked up 2-4 inches of rain since Monday, which prompted flood warnings (some are still in effect in northeastern Minnesota) and set daily rainfall records for Oct. 2. 

And more rain is in the forecast, so keep your umbrellas handy. 

Rain will gradually come to an end from the west to east on Tuesday, with the sun returning Wednesday. But the chance for showers returns Thursday and sticks around through Saturday in the Twin Cities. 

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Temperatures will drop throughout the day Thursday, and Friday will be sunny and cooler – the Twin Cities will wake up to about 28 degrees. Then rain is likely throughout Saturday, local forecasters say. The parched metro could get the most significant rainfall it has had in two to three months, but that's not saying much – less than an inch is likely.