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A wet week and then a big cool down expected in Minnesota

Rain possible on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Severe weather is not expected, but showers and storms will likely be frequent this week across much of Minnesota. 

The best chances for rain are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, with up to two inches of rain possible from the Twin Cities south to the Iowa border and west to the South Dakota border. 

The National Weather Service says the rain Tuesday into Wednesday won't be a total washout, but the system coming Friday into Saturday could be a much steadier soaking. 

That's also when the bottom drops out for locations north of the heaviest rain as temperatures struggle to reach 50 degrees Friday through Sunday. 

"We will have the potential for some rather raw days and our current forecast highs Friday through Sunday are probably on the optimistic side of things. But seeing highs only in the 40s, especially Friday and Saturday look like a distinct possibility," the NWS predicts.

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The good news is that temps will bounce back, likely into the 80s, again next week. 

So, the best days this week look to be today (Monday) and Thursday. It's going to hot and dry today with high in the Twin Cities around 85. The heat and low humidity will create elevated fire threat conditions, meaning any grassfires or wildfires that start will be capable of spreading quickly. 

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