Our area trails were spared the heaviest rain, receiving between 0.50″ and 1.00″ of rain Thursday. Locations just southeast of the Twin Cities got clobbered with 6″, 7″ even 8″ of rain! Wowza. A nearly stationary warm front produced the heavy downpours that left 8.83″ in Cannon Falls. Amazing. Rain like this caused flooding of basements and rivers which ultimately led to evacuations. The Cannon River jumped to 14.36′ which is just shy the record of 15.1′.
Hang tight. We’re not done with the rain yet. Another wave of rain moves in tonight through Saturday. The good news is that the rain won’t be as heavy and the severe threat not as high. Rainfall amounts through Saturday should remain within 0.25″-0.50″. Interestingly enough, the heaviest rain, again, seems to situate itself just southeast of the metro in an area that is still in a drought.
Saturday: Showers & thunderstorms expected all day. Skies clear Saturday night. H: Low 80s
Father’s Day: Great day for Dad and the Twins Game! Partly sunny. H: L 80s
Monday: More rain. Hot & humid. H: Upper 80s Dewpoint: Mid 60s
Tuesday-Thursday: Can’t rule out showers & a passing thunderstorm. H: Mid 80s
Friday: Finally some sun. Time for the trails to dry out. Cooler too. H: Mid 70s