Friday rain & thunder

There’s an old saying in Minnesota.” If you don’t like the weather just wait 15 minutes.”

Get ready for a little bit of everything over the next 24 to 48 hours. You may get wind, clouds, sun, rain, lightning, thunder and even hail. Like life, it’s all about timing.

A few isolated storms clipped the southeast metro Thursday evening.

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Storms dump streaks of rainfall Thursday evening southeast of the metro.

The main focus for much needed rainfall Thursday was in northern Minnesota.

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Duluth NEXRAD storm total rainfall shows some (but not enough) rainfall over drought stricken northeast Minnesota Thursday.

A slow moving cold front and waves of low pressure will ride through the Upper Midwest Friday. The system brings waves of rain and thunder through Minnesota.

Rainfall forecasts still cluster around the .50″ to .75″ range for much of southern Minnesota through Friday. As is typical in springtime convective rainfall, some areas will see more or less depending on where storms track.

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Numerical model and NWS rainfall forecasts cluster around half an inch for the Twin Cities area through Friday.

There may be a few scattered marginally severe storms packing gusty winds and hail Friday.

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Keep an eye on the sky, and on the links below through the day.

-Sioux Falls radar loop

-Twin Cities radar loop

-Duluth radar loop

-Storm Prediction Center

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  • Darren

    Is there somewhere I can see the rainfall totals for the past week related to where I live in Minneapolis.?