Update 11:30am: Weather Lab rain gauge in Deephaven now sporting .80″ of rain today. Steady moderate to heavy at times in heavier downpours.
Back edge of this wave of rain will exit the metro in the next hour. Still a few more showers moving east in southern Minnesota may clip the metro this afternoon.
Rainfall at MSP approaching .70″ with a good deep soaking in most of central and southern Minnesota today.
A nice soaking rain has produced .40″ so far at the Huttner Weather Lab in the west metro. I snapped a few photos this morning to document this wet June day.
Rain puddles up on the weather lab deck
(Photos by Paul Huttner. Click on picture for more detailed image)
Weather lab hostas soaking up the raindrops
Ferns loving the cool wet weather.
Twin Cities NEXRAD doppler total rainfall loop shows widespread .25″ rains. Note the heavier rainfall near the Iowa border.
It looks liek the rain will gradually end from west to east this afternoon. One model, the RUC or rapid update cycle has the back edge of the rain clearing the metro by about 4 to 5pm today.
NOAA RUC model shows back edge of rain (green colored area) moving through the eastern Minnesota at 4pm today.