Thursday likely a washout for most of southern Minnesota

Get outside Tuesday and Wednesday because Thursday will be wet.
Publish date:

The next 24-36 hours should be about as good as they get with temps in the 70s and low 80s throughout Minnesota and very comfortable levels of humidity. 

But the perfect weather won't last as another storm system drifts towards Minnesota in what will likely be a complete washout on Thursday. 

How much rain will fall? At this point, the National Weather Service is predicting widespread 1-2 inch amounts for most of southern Minnesota, with pockets of even higher totals possible. 

Screen Shot 2018-07-17 at 8.27.05 AM

We're still too far out to consider simulated future radar very accurate, but it's certainly a decent projection of the rainfall expected to roll through the state.

This radar shows what is possible from midnight to 1 p.m. Thursday. 


Widespread severe weather is not expected, but there could be isolated reports of marginally severe wind gusts and hail in some of the strongest storms, according to the Storm Prediction Center

Next Up

Screen Shot 2019-07-18 at 9.10.30 AM

Mpls council proposal would cut nearly $8M from 2021 police budget

The "Safety for All Budget Plan" was introduced Friday.

Shayne Munich

Minneapolis police appeal for help finding missing man

Shayne Munich is described as a vulnerable adult.

Screen Shot 2020-11-27 at 6.26.50 PM

Minnesota nurse's story about her battle with COVID-19 goes viral

A month later, Ashley Walter is on a hard road to recovery.

Adam Thielen

Report: Still on COVID-19 list, Thielen not expected to play Sunday

Thielen was placed on the COVID-19/Reserve list on Monday.

Image from iOS (19)

Mask-wearing, distancing a common sight on MOA's Black Friday

Thousands of shoppers were out and about on Black Friday despite the COVID-19 situation.

Tim Walz

Gov. Tim Walz, MDH react to record-setting COVID-19 deaths

Minnesota can expect further bad news over the coming weeks.

covid-19, coronavirus

Record 101 COVID-19 deaths reported in Minnesota

The figures are from Wednesday, with no update provided on Thanksgiving.

Screen Shot 2020-11-27 at 9.29.12 AM

Target reveals its 'Cyber Week' online deals

The sales will run from Nov. 29 to Dec. 5.


Washout Wednesday with snow possible in parts of MN

Rain could turn to a wintry mix and snow in some areas.

Memorial Day soaker, storms reach severe status Tuesday?

The active, wet weather pattern is returning Monday.

Election Day rain, snow to be followed by blast of Arctic air

Precip Monday and Tuesday will be mostly rain, then it gets much colder.

Screen Shot 2018-08-21 at 12.22.21 PM

Perfect weather expected for first day of Minnesota State Fair

Thursday looks perfect. Friday through Sunday is in question.

2 chances for heavy rain, storms in southern MN through Monday

The first chance is late Friday into Saturday morning.

spring, sidewalk

Minnesota weather: Nice start to the week, wet finish

Practice social distancing if you do head outside.

Large hail possible with Friday storms, soaking rains to follow

Storms are expected to fire up during the afternoon on Friday.