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Memorial Day soaker, stronger storms possible Tuesday in Minnesota

The active, wet weather pattern is returning Monday.

It's been like a whole two days without rain in most of Minnesota, but the dry streak will end at two with widespread rain preparing to drench the Land of 10,000 Lakes on Monday. 

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Just look at the simulated future radar (may not load in some browsers) for Monday. If this tells you anything, it tells you that it's going to be a very wet Memorial Day in the southern half of Minnesota. 


The storms will develop in southwestern Minnesota before midnight Sunday and then expand and move across southern Minnesota as before dawn Monday, according to the National Weather Service. 

Rainfall rates of 1-1.5 inches per hour will be possible where the heavier rain sets up, and flood watches could be issued in advance of the storms arriving. 

The forecast rainfall totals are subject to change, but up to an inch is currently forecast for the Twin Cities with even more in south-central Minnesota. 

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More rain is possible Tuesday and Wednesday, but the big question for both days is if storms will be capable of becoming severe. As of Sunday afternoon, the NWS believes the greatest severe potential will be south of the Minnesota border in Iowa, but the Storm Prediction Center has placed far southern Minnesota in a slight risk for dangerous storms on Tuesday. 

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