Sunday night brought significant rainfall to southern Minnesota, and these showers are expected to continue into Monday. The region will experience cool temperatures on Monday, but sunshine is forecasted for Tuesday. Additionally, there is a possibility of temperatures reaching 90 degrees by the end of the week.
A wide area in central Minnesota received over one inch of rain overnight, with some areas near St. Cloud and Elk River accumulating two or more inches. The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport recorded 1.38 inches of rain by 8 a.m., making it the most significant precipitation event since March 31.
Scattered showers will continue to affect central and southeast Minnesota throughout Monday morning. Some areas could receive an additional quarter inch of rainfall.
The presence of clouds and showers will keep temperatures cool in the southern regions, reaching only the 60s to low 70s. Conversely, northwest Minnesota can expect sunnier skies and warmer temperatures.
Following the overnight clearing of skies, fog is expected to develop across central Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Tuesday will bring back the sunshine, with temperatures returning to normal in the 70s and low 80s. On Wednesday, southern Minnesota will experience increased humidity levels, with dew points rising into the 60s and temperatures reaching the upper 80s to near 90 in some western central Minnesota locations.
A cold front moving through the region on Wednesday will trigger showers and thunderstorms, starting in northern Minnesota and progressing southward throughout the evening.
Late Wednesday, there is a level 2 out of 5 slight risk of severe weather for much of east central Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Although Thursday will be slightly cooler behind the cold front, heat is expected to build quickly on Friday and continue into the weekend. The region could potentially see several days with temperatures reaching 90 degrees or higher over the weekend and into the following week.