Skip to main content

Wave of storms expected to bring heavy rains for evening commute

  • Author:
  • Updated:

"The kayak may be the preferred mode of transport home during the [afternoon] rush."

That's how meteorologist Paul Huttner is describing Monday's weather on MPR News' Updraft blog as several rounds of thunderstorms, which could produce heavy downpours and flash flooding, make their way through the state.

Multiple inches of rain are possible with the storm, which could cause localized flooding, reports say.

The storms could pop up at any time, but will likely roll into the Twin Cities in the afternoon and evening, the National Weather Service says. The storms aren't expected to be severe, but there is a slight risk of high wind and hail, Huttner notes.

Along with the rain, muggy conditions that hung around over the weekend will continue this week. Temperatures are expected to be in the 80s, which is slightly above normal, the weather service says. More storms are also possible throughout the week.

Meteorologist Paul Douglas describes this week's weather as a "temperature tango" which is "sparking a conga line of storms" throughout the state, according to a post on the Star Tribune's weather blog. Douglas notes there will also be a muggy start to the State Fair, with thunderstorms possible, especially Saturday.

A band of slow-moving storms dumped 4 to more than 7 inches of rain in western Minnesota Sunday, causing flash flooding in the area.

Next Up

Williams Uptown Pub

Williams Uptown Pub & Peanut Bar closes indefinitely after shooting

Reports say police have arrested two suspects in the incident.

Alex Rodríguez

A-Rod wears a Packers hat, Minnesotans lose their minds

The Timberwolves co-owner didn't endear himself to his fan base on Saturday night.

Flickr - Minneapolis police squad - Chad Davis

Police: Man shoots into crowd at funeral reception in Minneapolis

The shooting happened at a reception following a funeral on Saturday afternoon.

Screen Shot 2022-01-23 at 8.37.27 AM

Watch: Jimmy Garoppolo says 'F*** the Packers' after playoff win

The 49ers quarterback congratulated Robbie Gould in spectacular fashion.

Aaron Rodgers

America dunks on Aaron Rodgers after loss to 49ers

The Packers quarterback was destroyed on social media on Saturday night.

Marcus Foligno

Foligno's OT winner gives Wild fans a happy Hockey Day

A slow start gave way to the Wild's fifth win in the past six games.


Winter weather advisory issued as Saturday snow arrives

Not huge totals expected, but any snow will likely impact travel.


Report: Ryan Poles is Vikings' 'top choice' for general manager

Poles was one of two finalists revealed on Friday.

Payton Willis

Willis carries shorthanded Gophers to beat Rutgers

The senior scored a career-high 32 points to end a four-game losing streak.