Radars are lighting up today in southern Minnesota with April showers.
While the rainfall totals may not be as heavy as previously advertised by forecast models, there may be enough to wet down streets, lawns and fields today. Latest indications and model forecast cluster rainfall totals for the metro and much of southern Minnesota around .25″ or so.
Forecast models painting rainfall amounts today ranging between .25″ and .50″ for the metro.
The rainfall comes at a critical time. Fire danger has been running high this spring. The rainfall will help reduce the threat, even if temporarily until things can green up with the growth of new grasses.
PRELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
732 AM CDT TUE APR 06 2010
..TIME… …EVENT… …CITY LOCATION… …LAT.LON…
..DATE… ….MAG…. ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. …SOURCE….
0725 AM HAIL BATAVIA 41.85N 88.30W
04/06/2010 M1.75 INCH KANE IL TRAINED SPOTTER
1 INCH TO GOLFBALL SIZED HAIL
Here are some resources to keep track of today’s weather system.