Wet Weather Continues – Thursday’s Minneapolis 7-Day Forecast

By D.J. Kayser, Meteorologist


Very heavy rain and massive flash flooding hit parts of the northern Twin Cities metro last night. This is a look at 24 hour rainfall totals through 6 am. Nearly 10″ of rain fell in parts of Maple Grove. This lead to many roads flooded in the area, and even a rare Flash Flood Emergency overnight.


This morning, the Twin Cities office of the National Weather Service cancelled parts of the Flash Flood Watch for the metro area, but it still is in effect for Scott and Dakota Counties through this evening. More heavy rain is expected throughout the day today. When will the rain end? Here’s your seven day:


Well, it could be a while. I have at least a 30% chance of rain each day of the next seven in the forecast. The best chances will continue to be over the next few days, as storms linger today before eventually sagging back southward. The warm front will lift back north during the day tomorrow, bringing another round of storms. A cold front finally sweeps through during the week, but that brings even more storms. And then as we head into next week we’ll be watching the upper level low responsible for the cold front linger over the region, bringing more chance of showers and storms into next week.


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