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Flash flooding possible for parts of Upper Midwest

A slow-moving weather system progressing from the northern Plains to the Great Lakes will bring excessive rainfall and a risk of flash flooding to portions of the Upper Midwest on Friday. The heaviest rainfall is expected from central Iowa northeastward across southeastern Minn. and into Wisc. Rainfall totals of 1-2 inches, with locally-higher amounts, are possible through Saturday morning.
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Albert Lea MN

7 Day Forecast

This
Afternoon

Heavy Rain Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

Heavy
Rain

High: 80 °F

Tonight

Heavy Rain Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%

Heavy
Rain

Low: 63 °F

Saturday

Partly Sunny

Partly
Sunny

High: 77 °F

Saturday
Night

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 63 °F

Sunday

Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Chance
Thunderstorms

High: 81 °F

Sunday
Night

Severe Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%

Severe
Thunderstorms

Low: 64 °F

Labor
Day

Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Thunderstorms
Likely

High: 76 °F

Monday
Night

Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Thunderstorms

Low: 57 °F

Tuesday

Slight Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Slight Chc
Thunderstorms

High: 75 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • This Afternoon Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Southwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Tonight Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between midnight and 4am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 63. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Saturday Partly sunny, with a high near 77. West northwest wind around 5 mph.
  • Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming southeast after midnight.
  • Sunday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Breezy, with a south wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
  • Sunday Night Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7pm. Some of the storms could be severe. Low around 64. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
  • Labor Day Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. West northwest wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
  • Monday Night A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. West southwest wind around 5 mph.
  • Tuesday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
  • Tuesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 58. South southwest wind around 5 mph.
  • Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 78. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
  • Wednesday Night A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. South southeast wind around 10 mph.
  • Thursday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. South wind 10 to 15 mph.