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Heavy rain, maybe some flooding possible through Wednesday


More rain is on the way for Minnesota.

After thunderstorms Monday morning (some wind damage was reported), more storms are expected to pop up in the evening and overnight – and some of them could be severe, the National Weather Service says.

The eastern half of Minnesota is expected to remain dry through the afternoon, with highs near 80, the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities says. But there's a "slight risk" of severe weather in much of central Minnesota, including the northwestern Twin Cities metro. (A slight risk means scattered severe thunderstorms are possible, but widespread severe weather isn't expected.)

And the rain is in the forecast through Wednesday, with the National Weather Service saying there will be "several rounds" of thunderstorms, with 1-2 inches of rain possible with each round.

Southeastern Minnesota, including the southern Twin Cities metro, is forecast to get the most rain – as much as 3-4 inches through Wednesday. Here's a map of expected rainfall totals:

All this rain could cause some flooding, but the potential for any major flooding looks more limited, the National Weather Service says.

Things are expected to dry out on Thursday, but showers and storms return for the start of the weekend.

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