Grab your galoshes: A lot of rain – and some flooding – expected this week

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Southern Minnesota could see some flooding as summer bids us adieu.

The National Weather Service says "multiple rounds of heavy rain" are possible from Tuesday night through Thursday, which could cause water levels on rivers and lakes to rise, as well as some urban flash flooding.

Currently, the heaviest rainfall amounts are expected to be in east-central and southeastern Minnesota, but that could shift. That's why officials are asking people to keep an eye on the forecast the next few days.

https://twitter.com/NWSTwinCities/status/777823312915365888

The heaviest rainfall is expected Wednesday, the National Weather Service says. Rainfall totals will range from 1-3 inches for most of southern Minnesota, however local amounts may reach 6 inches – especially in the area that's listed as at a moderate risk for flash flooding (see the map below).

https://twitter.com/NWSTwinCities/status/777865571543023616

And this active weather pattern we're in is expected to continue through the weekend, the National Weather Service says. Things are expected to dry out Thursday (the first day of fall) into Friday, but more rain is in the forecast for the weekend.

Paul Huttner wrote on MPR News' Updraft blog that we could see 5-plus inch rainfall totals in southern Minnesota by Sunday.

Here's a look at projected rainfall totals over the next seven days:

Next Up

Screen Shot 2021-01-18 at 3.17.49 PM

No KAT? No D'Lo? No problem as Timberwolves defeat Pelicans

The Timberwolves were without Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell, but still picked up a (SCORE) win.

Screen Shot 2021-01-23 at 7.53.44 PM

Spinouts, crashes across Twin Cities as snow gets heavier

There have been multiple incidents across the metro area.

Mason Branstrator

Family, friends raising funds for teen soccer standout with spinal injury

Mason Branstrator of Duluth was injured in a skiing accident.

Screen Shot 2021-01-22 at 9.08.16 PM

Tributes pour in after MN Supreme Court justice's daughter found dead

Olivia Chutich died near the campus of Iowa State University.

Image from iOS (96)

Early Saturday fire damages Burger King in Richfield

The fire was reported around 1:15 a.m. Saturday.

Jamal Mashburn Jr. / Gopher Basketball

Maryland hands Gophers first home loss of season

The 17th-ranked Gophers fell to the Terrapins 63-49 on Saturday afternoon.

Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville.

Minnesota Department of Health files lawsuit against Alibi Drinkery

The Lakeville bar has been in the news for defying orders.

Iron Tap snowmobile delivery

This MN restaurant will deliver to your ice house... on a snowmobile

Just in case you work up an appetite fishing on Lake Waconia.

Klobuchar and Trump

Klobuchar reacts to report Trump plotted against his attorney general

The NYT story alleges further tactics to overturn the election.

Related

Flash Flood Watch: Southern Minnesota is expected to get a lot of rain

Southeastern parts of the state could see up to 5 inches of rain by Thursday.

Expect more rain and flooding this weekend

More rain is in this weekend's forecast.