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Rain holds off for the Twin Cities until Monday afternoon

The storm doesn't look as impressive on simulated radar.

The Monday washout the National Weather Service was forecasting is still on track, but delayed a few hours. Rain isn't expected to impact the Twin Cities and eastern areas of Minnesota until early afternoon, so the morning will be the time to get out without an umbrella. 

"Rain will spread across much of Minnesota and Wisconsin today, though it will take until midday before it rains in southeast Minnesota and west central Wisconsin. Widespread totals of one half inch are expected, with many locations seeing over one inch of rain," says the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities. 

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Flooding shouldn't be a concern for most as the rain will fall over a long period of time rather than being dumped in short order. 

A healthy rain to be sure, but very little thunder is forecast and there is virtually no threat for severe weather, although a rogue strong storm can't be ruled out in southeastern Minnesota. 

As of 7:30 a.m., heavy showers were pushing northeast from southwest Minnesota into west-central parts of the state. The HRRR model's radar simulation depicts how things could play out the rest of the day. 


If the computer models are accurate, this storm system doesn't look nearly as impressive as it did just 24 hours ago. Nonetheless, expect a wet Monday in most locations. 

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Tuesday looks to be cooler and windy with temps in the 60s and low 70s before we dry out Wednesday ideal conditions – temps in the 70s and plenty of sun – through the weekend. 

If you're headed to the Minnesota State Fair, the weather won't get much better than it's been this year. 

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