Amid chances of storms reaching severe limits in southern Minnesota on Friday night and Saturday, the bigger story for most Minnesotans in the southern half of the state is the possibility of flooding rains.
That's the main talking point in this week's episode of the "Way Over Our Heads" podcast with Jim du Bois and climatologist Kenny Blumenfeld, who expects the southern fifth of Minnesota to get anywhere from 3-6 inches of rain.
In the Twin Cities, 1-3 inches of rain is in Blumenfeld's forecast, with amounts dropping the further north you go.
The wet weather is bad news for farmers and could lead to additional rises in river levels.
"It does look like we're going to stay in a wet pattern," says Blumenfeld. "We're not getting out of it anytime soon."
The guys also discuss the long range summer forecast for Minnesota, which calls for cooler and wetter than normal conditions, although that might not be the case for northern Minnesota, which is flirting with potential drought conditions.