Showers and thunderstorms developed late Sunday night across Minnesota, and continued to redevelop over the same areas through early Monday, creating some hefty rainfall totals.

The heavy rainfall prompted the National Weather Service to issue Flash Flood Watches and Flash Flood Warnings for areas primarily around and west of the Twin Cities, as some small streams and roadways flooded.

Good news: a much drier, sunny, and much more comfortable week is on the way.

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24-Hour Minnesota Rainfall Totals for Sunday & Monday

  • Chanhassen: 5.53 inches
  • Eden Prairie: 4.83 inches
  • Minnetonka: 4.75 inches
  • Excelsior: 4.59 inches
  • Hopkins: 4.30 inches
  • Bloomington: 4.09 inches
  • Minneapolis: 3.26 inches
  • Shakopee 3.08 inches
National Weather Service
National Weather Service

The forecast for Central Minnesota for this week looks much drier with near normal temperatures. Sunny skies are on the Central Minnesota weather menu through Friday, with high temperatures right around 80° each day. A chance of thunderstorms creep into the forecast Wednesday through Friday.

Normal high temps for this time of year in Saint Cloud are right around the eighty degree mark.

Both the thirty and ninety day outlooks for Central Minnesota are calling for near to slightly above normal temperatures, with a better chance for above normal precipitation.

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