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Prolonged heavy rain for Twin Cities, southern Minnesota Sunday through Wednesday

Up to 6 inches of rain could fall in some areas.

Go ahead. Take a look at the seven-day forecast for the Twin Cities. Dare you. 

Seriously, the gloomy pattern Minnesota has been stuck in won't go away, and the gloomiest days are ahead with nearly constant rainfall expected Sunday night through Wednesday. 

Constant. As in it might not stop raining for three full days. 

Here's the full special weather statement from the National Weather Service (NWS). 

"A stalled frontal boundary extending from the Plains to northern Great Lakes will focus a corridor of nearly continuous rainfall, occasionally heavy, across the Upper Midwest from Sunday night through early Wednesday.

"Widespread rainfall amounts will range from 2 to 3 inches through Wednesday, but a corridor of 4 to 6 inches could set up somewhere across southern and eastern Minnesota into western and northern Wisconsin.

"This rain will cause rises on rivers and streams and will likely lead to flooding in some areas, especially in the corridor of heaviest rainfall. In addition, lowland flooding may also occur as the ground quickly becomes saturated. Keep updated on the latest forecast for any future watches and warnings."

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The NWS is so confident about the incoming rain that they've put the rain chances for Minneapolis at 100 percent pretty much the entire time Sunday night through Wednesday. 

Forecast for Minneapolis. 

Forecast for Minneapolis. 

"Things will dry out late next week and with that will come colder temperatures. A much more tranquil pattern will resume for late week, although it does look even colder. A couple clipper systems could bring low chances for rain or snow to much of the region Friday or Saturday," the NWS says. 

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