An active warm front and low pressure center has finally pushed areas of rain into southern Minnesota. Some of the rain is locally heavy, with rainfall already in excess of 2″ in some areas.
As the main body of the system finally moves through Friday, expcect areas of locally heavy rainfall.
It’s not often you see a swath of rainfall forecast at 2″ over much of central and southern Minnesota. Check out the graphic from NWS below.
NWS forecasts for ranfall through Saturday
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As storms “train” or move over the same areas dumping heavy rainfall, it appears local areas will receive enough rain to meet or exceed flash flood guidance.
Here are some links to keep track of the rain.