Friday Forecast: More of the same

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An additinal inch or more of rainfall is possible through Friday.

Update for Friday AM:

A band of rain will continue to spiral around low pressure tracking through southeast Minnesota overnight. As the low moves into Wisconsin Friday, expect more occasional bouts of rain showers throughout the day.

Several locations have already picked up anywhere from 1 to 4 inches of rain through Thursday night.

Update Thursday 4pm:

Timing is everything.

It’s a very slow rush hour in the metro. Our potent rain and wind storm is dealing another band of moderate to heavy rain for the metro this afternoon. Scattered thunderstorms embedded within the rain bands are producing locally heavy downpours. Expect some localised ponding of water in low spots through this evening.

The rain is staring to add up with this system. Areas west of the metro including Hutchinson, Litchfield, Fairfax and Hector have already received 2″ to 3″ rainfall according to doppler radar storm total estimates. Flood advisories have been posted and flash flood warnings are possible tonight.

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Doppler storm total rainfall shows areas of 2″ to 3″+ rains west of the metro.

There are always two or more viepoints on weather days like today. One is this is a blessing as a much needed rainfall event. Another viewpoint is a rush hour headache for commuters Of course, it could be worse. It could be snowing.

Stay tunes to KNOW 91.1 for changing conditions and updates tonight.

PH

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