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Check out this weather forecast from the National Weather Service.

Rain is expected to move from west to east across Minnesota starting Saturday afternoon and continuing Sunday.

The prospect of rain is welcome news across Minnesota. The St. Cloud Times says a good rain would be the first in over a month.

Paul Huttner at MPR News coined the term "weather whiplash" to describe the boom-bust precipitation this year. "In 30-plus years of eyeballing weather patterns in Minnesota, this is the fastest transition from drought-to flood-back to drought I can ever recall," he wrote.

The U.S. drought monitor's report from Thursday shows 7 percent of Minnesota under severe drought conditions, and 79 percent of the state abnormally dry or worse.

MPR News also reported that the drought is hurting the soybean crop, and could cost the state's farm economy $175 million this year.

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