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It's going to rain a lot, especially in and around the Twin Cities

It's gon' rain.

Best get any outdoor activities in the Twin Cities done before supper time Saturday because it's going to rain and pour the rest of the day and into Sunday. 

"Rain will develop today and continue through Sunday. Heavy rainfall is possible at times. Total amounts will range from around a half inch near Alexandria, to 2 to 3 inches across southern/eastern Minnesota and west central Wisconsin," says the Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service. 

The bullseye is basically all of southeastern Minnesota, including the core of the Twin Cities metro area and then south from Fairmont to Mankato, Albert Lea, Faribault, Rochester and Red Wing. 

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Here's a look at the simulated future radar, which shows rain advancing into the metro area by about 5 p.m., though it could hold off until later for some. Rain will begin earlier to the west of the Twin Cities. 

Severe storms aren't expected, but the weather service says it can't rule out a few funnel clouds or small hail in southwestern and south-central Minnesota. 

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