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Heaviest rain since June on the way


Rain moves into Minnesota Wednesday night and will be heavy at times, ushered in with wind and falling temperatures, MPR's Updraft blog says.

The storm likely will amount to the "biggest rainmaker since at least June 21st (2.5 inches at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport) for much of the Upper Midwest," MPR's Paul Huttner says.

Several inches of rain are likely over the next few days, forecasters say. Showers should start at about 8 or 9 p.m., KARE 11 reports. Expect the stormy weather to come off and on in waves and linger into Sunday, forecasters say.

Keep an eye late today on the approaching storm on BringMeTheNews' radar.

As of last week, much of the state remained abnormally dry or in moderate to severe drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

The metro can expect a high of 55 and low of 51 on Saturday, WCCO reports. It'll dip to 39 degrees overnight Saturday night into Sunday, the day of the Twin Cities Marathon, according to the National Weather Service.

The rain will move out and it will likely be sunny and dry on Monday – just in time for the new work week.

In other news, fall colors are peaking in the northern parts of the state, KARE 11 reports. Just 10 to 25 percent of leaves are peaking in the metro so far, KARE says.

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