Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS
AWUS83 KMPX 301002
WEATHER SUMMARY FOR MINNESOTA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
502 AM CDT TUE AUG 30 2016
Showers and thunderstorms developed across central Minnesota late
Monday afternoon. The storms drifted slowly southward through the
evening, reaching the Twin Cities around midnight. The storms
continued to drift south overnight and were located over far
southern Minnesota early this morning.
The storms produced heavy rainfall during the late afternoon and
evening across central Minnesota. Radar rainfall estimates indicate
up to 7 inches of rain may have fallen a little to the west and
north of Milaca with 4 to 5 inches around Foley. Flooding was
reported around Foley with highway 23 closed for a time.
The storms also dumped torrential rainfall at the St. Cloud airport
last evening. The airport recorded 4.03 inches during about a three
hour period. Rainfall for the day totaled 4.08 inches. This ranks
as the third wettest calendar day for the month of August and the
fifth wettest calendar day on record.
Elsewhere, skies were clear across northern Minnesota early this
morning while mostly cloudy skies prevailed in the south.
Temperatures at 430 am ranged from the middle 40s in the northwest
to around in the southeast.
The storms across the region are associated with a cold front across
central Minnesota. The front will move south of the state this
morning with decreasing cloudiness occurring for the afternoon.
Highs today will be in the 70s.
A stretch of dry weather is forecast from Wednesday through Friday
as high pressure moves in. Highs during the period will be in the
70s. The fair weather will end during the upcoming holiday
weekend as showers and thunderstorms spread in.